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Master Angler Awards list is inspiring

March 11, 2016 Fishing related news just keeps pouring in. Last week it was announcements about a couple events — a presentation by a fisheries biologist and a Trout Unlimited banquet — and this week there is mor. more »»

Event notices trigger spring fishing bug

March 4, 2016 It’s always nice to slip into March as we did earlier this week, even if the weather tells us we are still in the firm grip of winter. more »»

Fungal disease threatens state nut crop

March 4, 2016 LANSING — Most butternut trees in the Great Lakes region are dead — victims of an as-yet unstoppable fatal fungus — and the survivors may be doomed as well, leaving a hole in the diversity of the... more »»

On the fly

March 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — When the weather’s more amenable, the participants in a fly-fishing class at Northern Michigan University will be able to apply their newfound skills on a fishing trip. more »»

Gone fishin’

March 4, 2016 Upper Peninsula - Munising: Catch rates were slow. A few splake measuring up to 19 inches were caught. The whitefish action was slow. Anglers were ice fishing off the Anna River and Sand Point. more »»

Snowshoe hares getting a little assistance

February 26, 2016 I haven’t heard much talk about rabbit hunting this year, so I was wondering the other day about how the population is doing this year. more »»

Fat bike phenomenon

February 26, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Those funny-looking bicycles with the big, wide tires and no fenders don’t seem to be going away anytime soo. more »»

Lake bottoms hint at trout comeback

February 26, 2016 LANSING — It might seem counterintuitive, but when trying to examine the bottom of Lake Huron, researchers discovered it is helpful to take a look from space. more »»

Woods visitors can help track moose

February 19, 2016 I find it hard to believe that it’s been more than 30 years since the first batch of moose were hauled from Canada and released in northwestern Marquette County. more »»

Author details favorite Upper Peninsula treks

February 19, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — How do you narrow down the top hikes of the Upper Peninsula to just 50? Thomas Funke has. more »»

Aquatic grant awarded

February 19, 2016 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A partnership led by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is in line to receive $7. more »»

20-foot boat ready for search and rescue

February 19, 2016 BAY PORT, Mich. (AP) — A new 20-foot boat will be deployed for search, rescue and patrol operations in Michigan’s Thumb region including parts of Lake Huron. more »»

Gone fishin’

February 19, 2016 Upper Peninsula - Munising: Ice conditions improved with the cold weather. more »»

Polar express

February 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — The name “906 Polar Roll” says it all: It’s in the Upper Peninsula, it’s during the winter and the roll part has to do with bikes, in this case, fat bikes. more »»

Officials warn of thin ice for Michigan free fishing weekend

February 12, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Anglers should use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers for the state’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend because recently warmer weather has melted ice, leaving unstable... more »»

Fishing derbies are taking place this weekend

February 12, 2016 If anybody had any doubt about the season we are in the middle of, the past several days certainly took care of that. more »»

Gone fishin’

February 12, 2016 Upper Peninsula ? Munising: Still has ice in the bay, but areas to avoid because of poor ice and/or the movement of ice are Powell Point, the city docks, and Sand Point. more »»

Researchers determine crack origin

February 12, 2016 MENOMINEE (AP) — Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Tech University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin... more »»

Habitat vital in assisting Upper Peninsula deer herd

February 5, 2016 This winter has certainly been much more enjoyable for getting out into the woods, with not even a need for snowshoes or skis up until recently. more »»

Going with the grain

February 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — When can a bag of M&M’s put a person in potential mortal danger? Last year, Carolyn and Evan Provencher had that experience during a long trip they took last year on the Appalachian Trail. more »»



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