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Friday: Outdoors

Fishing report for the Great Lakes

Upper Peninsula Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers reported slow fishing; however, some anglers caught a few while jigging at Black Bottom. Smallmouth bass anglers reported good fishing and were catching quality fish. Baits that resemble gobies were productive. Manistique: Anglers ...

What’s flying

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” — John Steinbeck June has come to the Upper Peninsula already! Daily temperatures are slowly working their way to some that are closer to normal for this time of year, including some even ...

Citizen science may help uncover mysteries of Great Lakes jellyfish invasion

Global warming is fueling the spread of a jellyfish in the Great Lakes region and may foster harmful algae blooms and dead zones. The peach blossom jellyfish is native to warm freshwater in Southeast China, but it is present everywhere around the world except for Antarctica. Since the 1950s, ...

Outdoors North: If only we could bottle up days and keep them forever

“I wanna go where my country girl goes, back where my green grass roots are growing, I feel at ease with my country girl, yeah, she knows how to groove me,” — Nick Lowe I love to study maps. I always have. They are so intriguing and detailed, colorful and informative. Best of all, they ...

What to look for in mosquito repellents

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — There’s an old joke that mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood. Mosquito season is starting to rev up across much of the United States. And that means bug bites. When a mosquito bites you, it pierces the skin using a mouthpart ...

Achievement unlocked

While still-fishing with minnow bait recently in St. Clair County, Michigan, an angler from Adrian caught a state-record fish: a white perch weighing 2 pounds, 5.92 ounces and measuring 16.25 inches. Scott Smith was fishing with a friend on Lake St. Clair, the expansive freshwater basin that ...