Strong winds continue to hamper fishing. While fish are moving into the river systems, warmer temperatures this week may slow the action. Those fishing the inland lakes have reported fair to good bass action and pike are starting to bite.

There are plenty of signs that make it clear that fall is here. The leaves in my yard already boast touches of red, gold and yellow, while the pine needles have already contributed their first layer to what is a tiramisu of future raking. The beaches have a bit more elbow room, even on the w…

There are times when almost any crankbait will produce the desired effect and other times when the fish seem to want something specific. I was reminded of this recently while casting for walleyes with a couple of guys; we went through a couple of tackle boxes full of baits, but only the Flic…

Many hunters know how easy it is for an everyday hunting expedition to develop unexpected incidents that seem to burn their places into our memories.

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Wind made things tough again this week — but salmon are really starting to move. If the weather cooperates anglers should be able to find lake trout, steelhead, coho and chinook.

Back when rigging plastic worms wacky style (i.e. with the hook in the middle of the worm) was first catching on — abut 35 years ago, if memory serves — anglers often used a finishing nail stuck in one end of the worm to give it a little weight to make it easier to cast. Now hook-maker VMC h…

ERIE — Shooting time for waterfowl typically starts a half hour before sunrise, but during teal season — 16 days, beginning Sept. 1 — shooting time arrives at sunrise. It’s easy to see why; as Joe Robison and I slogged our way through the marsh in the pre-dawn, the skies were littered with d…

Several years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing a woman celebrating her 100th birthday. As we stood in the shade of her peach orchard, she sang a song she remembered from the Suffragette Movement. It was the rallying call of her youth. She knew in her bones what the movement meant to …

Strong winds have once again hampered fishing conditions on both the Great Lakes and the inland lakes. Fishing should improve once the weather stabilizes. With the cooler weather, salmon are moving into the rivers, especially to the north.

Some of the most common questions we hear this time of year have to do with dividing perennials, so the timing of this months’ column is perfect for talking all things division.

Windy conditions rolled the waters in Lake Michigan over, bringing colder water to the surface. This brought salmon closer to shore and into the drowned river mouth lakes. Salmon are starting to move into the northern river systems, however there has been no big push yet. Inland lakes around…

As the days become shorter, the light available for running becomes shorter, which is an essential detail runners should keep in mind as they take to the trails this fall.

2019 Salmon Classic Fishing TournamentFish-TC.com invites anglers from Michigan to fish for cash and prizes in a series of tournaments in East and West Grand Traverse Bay on Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Contact SteveoJoslin@gmail.com.

I just completed a 5,400 mile road trip to Seattle and back that included a seven-day Alaskan cruise and visits to Theodore Roosevelt, Glacier, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave and Badlands National Parks as well as the Black Hills National Forest. Each stop was beautiful and breathtak…

Cooler daytime and night temperatures by the end of the week should help improve catch rates. Salmon are still being caught out in the big waters as movement towards the rivers has been slow. Inland lakes are producing panfish, bass, walleye and pike.

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The way I wound up in Dave Leitgabel’s boat goes back to last winter at the Indianapolis sports show. Leitgabel told me was attending the show with his son when Mark Martin walked by. Leitgable pointed him out as “the president of walleye fishing” and the lad suggested the…

TRAVERSE CITY — The countdown is on for the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Traverse City triathlon. Elite athletes from nearly every state in the country will join local athletes Sunday in the race through multiple communities and townships across three counties.

The Pine River has a reputation among the paddling community as one of the Lower Peninsula’s fastest, toughest rivers. Having kayaked different stretches of the river many times over the years with Traverse Area Paddle Club members, I’ll second that. It’s fast, fun and keeps you on the edge …

Summer steelhead have been caught in a few rivers. On the inland lakes, walleye, bass, pike and panfish could be found along the weed beds and drop-offs.

KINDERHOOK — The rule of thumb for anglers is that as summer lengthens, fish go deeper. And though that is largely true for a number of species, there are still plenty of fish to be caught shallow. That’s the mantra of one of my fishing buddies, who showed me again recently that there’s no n…

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