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Outdoors

Musky angler catches ‘em on the fly

IRON MOUNTAIN — James Pryal of Crystal Falls, a local fly fishing guide and lifelong angler of the Upper Peninsula, recently joined a local musky group. The Boundary Waters Musky Club has a yearly expo in Iron Mountain and helps educate people about musky fishing. The club helps local ...

Panfish biting, maple syrup starts flowing

IRON MOUNTAIN — With warmer weather arriving, it’s important to pay close attention to deteriorating ice conditions, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said. Anglers are reminded that, aside from upcoming deadlines, ice shanties must be removed once the ice can no longer ...

Birds test a few melodies as winter loosens its grip

Perhaps the rotund rodent got it right this year. It might be wishful thinking, but it seems the signs are pointing to a spring that could set in early, or at least provide regular tastes through the first weeks of March to make it feel like winter is losing its grip. Punxsutawney Phil ...

Panfish action highlights ice fishing; snow trails still good

IRON MOUNTAIN — Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s today and the low 40s on Sunday as anglers report the late-ice panfish bite is improving on area lakes. “I’ve heard of some nice catches of bluegills and a few crappies,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost on ...

NRC’s Nyberg guest speaker at Trout Unlimited meeting

MARQUETTE — The Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday at Zephyr Wine Bar + Cafe, 215 S. Front St., Marquette. Commissioner Dave Nyberg will be on hand to discuss the Michigan Natural Resources Commission ...

Photo contest entries invited

KINGSFORD —The Dickinson Conservation District’s annual photo contest is underway. Winning entries from amateur photographers will be featured in “The Nature of Dickinson County” calendar. For rules or more information, go to www.dickinsoncd.org or call 906-774-1550, ext. ...