November 19, 2017
Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

09-08-2016 Outdoors

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  Fishing The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fishing report for the week states that Salmon are staging in some areas and are just starting to move up into some of the rivers.  Those fishing the rivers are reminded that snagging is illegal.  Bass and…

09-01-2016 Outdoors

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  While pulling weeds I disturbed a colony of pavement ants. Instantly, a large number appeared in response to the “call to arms” smell released by the guard workers. They raced about looking for the intruder. A number of them found it…my sandaled foot. The more…

08-25-2016 Hunting & Fishing Reports

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FISHING   The recent hot weather eased fishing pressure throughout much of the state, but anglers who have headed out have seen some success, particularly for Chinook, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bass and Lake Trout, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported.  The DNR also gave…

Outdoors

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Fishing   The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that the inland lakes across the state are producing Bluegill, Crappie, Sunfish and Bass.  Water levels on the rivers and streams are quite low and boat anglers need to use caution.  The lower levels can make…

Outdoors

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Many insects spend most of their life cycle as “children.” The proportion of their time as a larva and/or a pupa is much longer than their time as an adult.  These Promethea moth caterpillars are a prime example. Their eggs were laid in June. Tiny hairy,…

Outdoors

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    FISHING The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fishing report states the water temperatures are pretty warm everywhere and it looks like the warm weather will continue as we move into the dog days of summer.  Fish head deep or look for thick weed…

Outdoors

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FISHING The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported that the extremely warm temperatures we had over the weekend drove the fish into deep water or areas with shade or thick vegetation, especially during the day.  Your best bet is to try night fishing or head…

Outdoors

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  FISHING This week’s fishing tip from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) relates to targeting Bass in the midst of summer by going nocturnal.  With summer in full swing and the temperatures being quite warm across most of the state, fish will often become…

Outdoors

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FISHING   As summer heats up, so does the fishing, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported.  Across the state Bluegills are still being caught, however rising water temperatures have the fish moving deeper.  Try wax worms, red worms, leeches or a piece of crawler. …

Hunting & Fishing Reports

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Fishing The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fishing tip this week was about eating safe fish in Michigan. There are many benefits to eating fish, but anglers should be aware that some fish have mercury, dioxin, PCBs or other chemicals in them that can be…