Friday: Outdoors

Predator-prey study ongoing for U.P.

MARQUETTE — Whitetail deer population trends aren’t always a simple thing to understand, especially in the Upper Peninsula. Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife research biologist Dean Beyer presented an update on the ongoing Michigan Predator-Prey Project for the Upper ...

OUTDOORS NORTH: Winter field trip provides peaceful interlude

“Days they pass so quickly now, the nights are seldom long; time around me whispers when it’s cold.” — John Denver Certainly, there were those who had come before us, ambling off the highway to this cabin beside the river, tucked in behind a steel gate and under the outstretched arms ...

Bulletin Board

Lenten activities announced MARQUETTE — St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette welcomes all interested persons to participate in the Lenten Mission it will be hosting from Sunday through Wednesday. Oblate Father John Graden and Mary Sellars Malloy will lead those gathered in song, ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula ¯ Marquette: Ice has moved back into the harbors however it is not stable. Some caught coho at the bubblers. Fishing pressure slowed on the Carp River due to ice but some were still trying for steelhead. Most of the pressure was on the Chocolay River for brown trout and ...

Flat tails, beaver ponds and trout streams cited

“Some day baby, when the river runs free, it’ll carry that water of love to me.” — Mark Knopfler There’s an old trout pond in Marquette County said to have years back held one monster fish, a true pole bender, a devilish delight caught just after sundown on a fluffy makeshift fly ...

Inland trout management plan

MARQUETTE — How fish like brook and brown trout will be managed in certain lakes streams and lakes is the focus of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Inland Trout Management Plan. Philip Schneeberger, Lake Superior Basin coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Can-do motto serves Marquette native well

DETROIT — Kaylee Place’s motto might well be “never let go … hold on no matter what.” She’s applied it to her lifelong infatuation with sled dog racing, and now she also uses it as her workplace credo. The Marquette native does double duty these days, serving as the program ...

Weather fascinates: U.P. weather is fascinating

“Change in the weather, change in the weather; somethin's happenin' here. Change in the weather, change in the weather, people walkin’ round in fear.” — John Fogerty For all our world’s collective advancements in weather forecasting, satellite imagery, climate science, storm ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula: ¯ Munising: Warm temperatures in the mid 50's deteriorated ice conditions and even though temperatures dropped back into the 20's, most anglers feel the ice has not firmed back up. Anglers should avoid these areas: Bay Furnace area and the red can access off M-28 at ...

Brook trout among most sublime of all meals

“You get a wiggly worm and then you watch him squirm, while you put him on a hook, and you drop him in a brook. If everything's gonna turn out right, you're gonna fry fish tonight.” — John R. Cash Here in the middle of February — deep into winter, past Groundhog Day, but not close ...

DNR fishing report

Upper Peninsula ≤ Munising: The action was slow. Anglers were mainly targeting whitefish and splake with eggs. A few were using minnows for splake but most of the fish were undersize. Some were able to get a few nice catches of whitefish averaging 15 inches at the city docks, the Anna River ...

Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie: Woman must leave abuser

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 34 years. He’s been emotionally and verbally abusive for the whole 34. He hit me a few times when we first got married (he was physically and verbally abused as a child), but he hasn’t hit me since then. However, he’s very bossy and ...

Dark Sky Park’s future uncertain

MARQUETTE — A nebula is cloudy. So is the future of the proposed Dark Sky Park near the Presque Isle Pavilion. The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee was presented with a proposal for such a park in 2016 by the Marquette Astronomical Society. On Wednesday at Lakeview Arena, PIPAC ...

Grand Island marks deep connections to area

“I want to build a jumbo ark, a stretch 747, and with the grace of God, I will win my place in heaven.” — Nick Lowe A half mile off the Upper Peninsula mainland, an armed land agent and his men vigilantly stood guard. Perched along the shores of Grand Island, the men — heavily ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula ≤ Munising: Received 8 to 10 inches of snow. Snow squalls and blowing snow along with a lot of slush on the ice will make travel difficult. Anglers were ice fishing off Brown’s Public Launch, the city docks, the Anna River, and Sand Point. There was some slush on the ice. ...

Half a world away: Northern Michigan University students visit New Zealand

MARQUETTE — Ever been inside a volcano? Some Northern Michigan University students now can say they have. Thirteen NMU students spent part of winter break in New Zealand on a Superior Edge International Service trip. Rachel Harris, director of the NMU Center for Student Enrichment, led ...

Outdoors North: Dead of winter alive with wildlife, summer’s promise

“The birds like leaves on Winterwood; sing hopeful songs on dismal days. They've learned to live life as they should. They are at peace with nature’s ways.” — Don McLean Cold and shivery, icy and blizzardy, these early days of February are considered to be right in the heart of ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula - Keweenaw Bay: Had no ice. Cold nights have produced some skim ice only to be blown out by morning. - Houghton County: Anglers reported good success for large pike and walleye on Portage Lake and in Chassell Bay. - Lake Gogebic: Was producing walleye and jumbo perch. - ...