Save the family vacation: remember the mosquito repellant!

My family and I have always taken at least one summer vacation into God’s Country - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We love the UP for several reasons, the wildlife and scenery, new adventures and old favorites and, most of all, time together. But adventuring in the UP isn’t for everyone - there is a healthy population of bears, wolves are rampant, and cougars are becoming less shy. And while most of us modern day mountain men love to see the wild beasts, there are a few things that terrify us
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  • Trout streams of your dreams

    Trout streams of your dreams

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    Adventure takes many roads, and if you’re lucky, it takes you to trout streams, too! If you’re really lucky, you’ll get to share it with your children. Fathers often dream of big adventure with their kids, journeys that take them far from home while bringing them closer together. For many of us, though, work and [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Drowning while fishing

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    Drowning while fishing

    Last weekend I went fishing by myself at Coon Lake. It was a beautiful Saturday morning around 7am. I left the dock on my 16′ fiberglass bass boat, armed and ready to catch a few bass. I headed to the shore, put down my trolling motor, and started fishing. I had a few strikes, but [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Where did the panfish go ...

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    Where did the panfish go – Summer Panfish Patterns

    The springtime panfish flurry doesn’t last forever, and those same aggressive-natured fish will once again become less energetic and transform into wandering nomads, only feeding when their bellies tell them to. No longer do they devour whatever presents itself, or at least not in areas where we once sat wide-eyed at springtime and early summer. [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

  • Top U.P. muskie fis...

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    Top U.P. muskie fishing

    When an avid angler hears about one of the most premier opportunities for muskie fishing in the eastern U.P., they should probably take note. The fishery I’m referring to is Dollarville Flooding, located in Luce County in the Tahquamenon River drainage. The muskies there are primarily from wild stock and it provides plenty of opportunity [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Wisconsin Fishing R...

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    Wisconsin Fishing Reports and Outdoor Updates

    Forecast looks great for Fourth of July weekend; rivers returning to normal levels, sandbars reappearing on lower Wisconsin River Find Wisconsin fishing reports here. While several major storm cells made their way through Wisconsin this week, the large rain events of the past month have generally lessened. Water bodies are returning to normal levels, but [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Iowa Fishing Reports

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    Iowa Fishing Reports

    The weekly Iowa Fishing Reports are compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. Know where to go to get the best catch in your area.   NORTHWEST Iowa Fishing Reports Yellow Smoke Park Lake An electrofishing survey was conducted on 5-29-15. Bluegill up to 9.5 [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]

    Michigan Fishing Re...

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    Michigan Fishing Reports

    The what and where of Michigan Fishing Reports – we’ve got the inside scoop. The catch and keep bass season on Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, the Detroit River and the Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters opened on Saturday, June 20.  Heavy rain and windy conditions have scattered fish in the Great Lakes and caused [hunt here...] [ Read More ... ]