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Friday: Outdoors

Outdoors North: It’s due time to ramble and explore

“And I was born a rambling,’ gamblin’ man.” – Bob Seger The recent nights, though still chilly by sleeping outside measures, have been increasingly warmer, like the days. Therefore, stepping outside the front or back door after dark has gone from hearing virtually nothing to ...

DNR seeks aid with reporting of marked splake

MARQUETTE — Fishing in Lake Superior? You can help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources evaluate the Lake Superior splake fishery by reporting marked splake. Splake, which are a hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout, have been stocked in Lake Superior most years since 1971, ...

DNR Weekly Fishing Report

Little Bay de Noc: Yellow perch anglers reported fair to good success. Anglers were mostly targeting deep water areas in the upper bay using worms and minnows. St. Ignace: A few lake trout were caught in Lake Huron. Anglers should try trolling artificial baits adjacent to river mouths as the ...

Outdoors North: Trying to catch a better view down the road

“Come on the risin’ wind, we’re going up around the bend,” – John Fogerty I have always been interested in the idea of harbingers – indicators or signals of things up the road, coming around the bend – things we can’t see today, maybe not even tomorrow, but ...

‘Marquette City Wildflowers’

MARQUETTE — Mowed green grass in street medians are the norm in many cities, but do they have to be? Marquette resident Tony Boyle wants to change that. Marquette City Wildflowers is the name of his burgeoning effort to make the area more environmentally friendly. “It’s an initiative ...

DNR weekly fishing report

Manistique: The river’s water level dropped some. Anglers reported some steelhead were caught, but overall success had been limited. Keweenaw Bay/Huron Bay: With the change in weather seeming to be sticking around, anglers had more access to the water via boats and other watercraft. Anglers ...