A River Reborn

A River Reborn

Dam removals on the Boardman River improve health of fishery, ecosystem By Nate Winkler, Biologist for Conservation Resource Alliance Cover Photo: Michigan Out-of-Doors Editor Nick Green poses with a 22-plus-inch brown trout caught on the Boardman River below Brown...
After Ice Pike

After Ice Pike

By Blake Sherburne Every winter, the same thing happens. My life-long fishing buddy, Kenny, and I spend just about every possible moment on our local rivers chasing steelhead. As all steelheaders know, sometimes the bites are few and far between. During the long bouts...
Advanced Creek Tactics

Advanced Creek Tactics

*This article was originally published in the Michigan Out-of-Doors Spring 2020 print edition. By: Andy Duffy I couldn’t see the trout, but I knew I had one on. I felt my line tighten and run between my fingers. Then I set the hook. Mayhem broke out in the creek as...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

By Jim Bedford With over 50 years and many thousands of hours of hardcore steelheading under my wading belt, I’ve landed a bunch of steelhead I shouldn’t have. Usually, the story involves logs or other underwater obstacles. Most of the time when a steelhead takes you...