The Work Behind Michigan’s Fishery

The Work Behind Michigan’s Fishery

What does it take to keep our state a world-class fishery? Sponsored by the Michigan Wildlife Council Michigan is known as one of the best freshwater fisheries and angler destinations in North America. Within the state, each area has it’s own unique fishery to...
Not His Raft

Not His Raft

Not his raft, but I let him fish in it… By Emily Hansen The transition from fall to winter in Northern Michigan was almost eerie this year, and was not able to get my raft out like I normally would. Drought-like conditions and unusually warm temperatures pushed...
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...
King of the River

King of the River

By Jim Bedford Fall is a busy time on Michigan’s tributaries to the Great Lakes. Four salmon species and three trout species run upstream in the late summer or autumn. All spawn in the fall except for the steelhead. Almost all of Michigan’s steelhead spawn in the late...
Home Water

Home Water

By Calvin McShane We had no business being on the stream. The water was high — dangerously so. October blended into 31 days of rain; the sandy soil of the Eastern U.P. became a waterlogged sponge. When Jack called and asked about the prospect of his steelhead trip, I...