Michigan Outdoor News

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 1, 2017

DISTRICT 1 COs David Miller, Ethen Mapes and Sgt. Grant Emery worked a four day patrol on Isle Royale during the Isle Royale Boaters Association Conference and Fishing Contest. The weather conditions were absolutely fabulous for the weekend’s events. Numerous vessels were contacted with several violations being addressed for marine and fishing activities. Fishing for lake trout was also phenomenal,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Anglers have had a hard time locating fish on Lake St. Clair. Those trolling crankbaits and nightcrawlers in the Middle and South channels of the river have caught a couple nice walleyes. Smallmouth bass action has been hit-or-miss, though. Usually the southern end of the lake is better, but have also been some decent catches…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 1, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 9: Genesee County PF Banquet, 8 a.m., Pheasant Ridge Hunt Club. For more info call Jay Blair, 810-635-7988. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 22: North…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 18, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Brian Lasanen checked a family fishing off of the Bergland Bay landing dock. As Lasanen was talking with the family, the father stated they just got into fishing because their son was interested in learning how to fish. Lasanen took a few minutes to show the family how to set the depth for a bobber and a…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 18, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 24: DU State Convention, 6 p.m., Boyne Highlands. For more info call Dale Borske, 517-974-3351. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 22: North Central RGS Banquet,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 4, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye and perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair. Anglers trolling nightcrawler harnesses and bottom bouncers, or crankbaits from just south of the St. Clair light to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club report very good action. Silver and gold, chartreuse, and pink have been the hot colors. Bass fishing has been good all…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 4, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Aug. 24: DU State Convention, 6 p.m., Boyne Highlands. For more info call Dale Borske, 517-974-3351. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 25: Grand Traverse WTU Banquet,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 4, 2017

DISTRICT 1 COs Dave Miller, Brett Delonge, Brian Lasanen and Doug Hermanson worked a joint patrol with the National Parks Service around Isle Royale. The COs made several contacts and compliance was high with only a few minor violations noted. The COs also assisted national park rangers with removing a navigational hazard and locating a hiker whose family was trying…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 21, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Shannon Kritz responded to a complaint of a dog that had caught a fawn. The complainant stated the dog had dropped the fawn and left the area. Kritz was able to track down the fawn, which was found to be uninjured. The Iron County Sheriff’s Department had earlier received a call regarding the dog running at large,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Irish Hills Area Fishing has been pretty good in Jackson County. Bluegills and crappies have moved of the beds and into deeper water. Crickets fished in 15 to 18 feet of water have produced a good bite on Wamplers, Devil’s and Sand lakes. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Luna Pier Area Walleye and perch fishing…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – July 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 25: Grand Traverse WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept….

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 7, 2017

DISTRICT 1 COs Ethen Mapes attended Camp 911 in Ontonagon where fifth graders from several school districts gathered to meet all the different emergency personnel. Mapes gave a safety talk to the students on marine and ORV safety. Helmets and life jackets were stressed as highly important pieces of safety equipment. CO Doug Hermanson responded to a roadkill moose in…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – July 7, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 25: Grand Traverse WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept….

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 7, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been decent on Lake St. Clair. Anglers trolling crawler harnesses at the Dumping Grounds and off Metro Beach report a fair bite. Perch fishing has been good off Metro Beach and the Selfridge National Guard Base, early in the mornings. Bass fishing has been good all over the lake. Walleye fishing remains…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – June 23, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 25: Grand Traverse WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept….

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — June 9, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair The walleye bite has been good on Lake St. Clair and some limit catches were taken in front of the Metropark. Everything from trolling a crawler harness to jigging crawlers has worked. Those trolling from Selfridge to the main shipping channel were finding walleyes, too. The white bass action was hot near the Clinton River, Metro…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 9, 2017

DISTRICT 1 A long night paid off for Conservation Officer  Denny Gast. The spring smelt run had been hit or miss in most locations. At 4 a.m., Gast located an area where the run was on and anglers were dipping their two-gallon limits in about five minutes. The last individual out of the hotspot was dipping way too long; when…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — June 9, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 9: Hesperia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 14: Kalkaska Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Kalkaska. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-258-4551. Sept. 21: Knights of Columbus Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6:30 p.m., DeCarlo’s Banquet Center. For more info call Bill F., 586-286-3620. Sept….