Recent and Featured Fish Articles

  • Boardman River Public Comments Sought on Boardman River Assessment

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division has released for public comment a draft assessment report of Northern Michigan’s Boardman River. The report details the physical […]

  • Great Lakes Freezing: Severe Weather Will Lead To Aquatic Wildlife Mortality

    While fish and wildlife deaths are expected in the wake of any winter, this year’s particularly frigid winter could exacerbate the mortality of wildlife in Northern Michigan. […]

  • Three Northern Michigan Expos Headed to Grand Traverse Civic Center

    The Grand Traverse Civic Center in Traverse City will host a trio of Northern Michigan expos this April.  The events will be hosted at the Civic Center’s […]

  • Northern Michigan Fishing DNR to Hold Open Forums on Northern Michigan Fishing

    The Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums to be held throughout Michigan this spring, inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities […]

  • Steelhead Trout Steelhead Trout Eggs to Be Collected in Little Manistee River

    Throughout late March, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will collect steelhead trout eggs at the Little Manistee River weir near Stronach.  The collection process will ensure […]

  • North Branch Outing Club, Au Sable River An Iconic Au Sable Fishing Lodge Breathes With New Life

    Once the fly-fishing haven of Michigan’s early industrial chieftains, Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club on
    the Au Sable River now re-creates the sporting spirit of days gone by.

  • IMG_8989-M Springing Forward: Upcoming Northern Michigan Festivals

    Spring is a season of renewal: the smiling sunshine, the bursting blooms, the social acceptability to finally wear white … Here are five Northern Michigan festivals that […]

  • Ice shanties on Houghton Lake, Michigan. DNR: Remove Ice Fishing Shanties by Saturday, March 15th

    For anglers yearning for open-water fishing, a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources marks a step in the right direction: the DNR has announced […]

  • Fishermen on West Bay February 2014 Video: Grand Traverse Bay Freezes

    For the first time since 2009, Grand Traverse Bay has iced over, marking the third such occurrence in the last decade.  On Monday, February 3rd, blue skies […]

  • editState+Record+Flathead+Catfish+2+-+Jan+2014 Michigan Catfish Smashes Previous State Record

    Dale Blakley will never have to tell the story about the one that got away: a monster catfish that he caught in mid-January surpassed the previous state […]

  • South Manitou Video: South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes

      This video of South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, introduces you to the spectacular natural beauty of this island within the Sleeping Bear Dunes […]

  • pentwater Beaches, Boating and Snow Sports in Pentwater, Michigan

    Situated on a navigable channel to Lake Michigan, the  beaches, boating and snowsports in Pentwater, Michigan, are a first-class outdoor attraction that make for a legendary Northern Michigan […]

  • Frankfort, Michigan Video: Frankfort, Michigan

    Video: Frankfort, Michigan, has all the elements to make a Northern Michigan vacation memorable. Situated on Lake Michigan at the southern end of the mega popular attraction, […]

  • Ice Fishing DNR Talks Northern Michigan Ice Fishing

    DNR talks Northern Michigan ice fishing and how to pick up the hobby if you haven’t already. Northern Michigan anglers didn’t have a lot choice about how […]

  • Ludington State Park Video: Ludington State Park

      A visit to Ludington State Park on Lake Michigan is the quintessential Northern Michigan vacation. Ludington State Park offers a slew of fabulous outdoor attractions including […]

  • Charles Mears State Park Video: Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater, Michigan

      Video: Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater, Michigan, is an ideal spot for a Northern Michigan vacation that celebrates the outdoors. Set up camp, spread a towel on the […]

  • RS52997_DSC_0196-lpr Traverse City Beaches and Boating

    The beaches and water of Traverse City, Michigan, turn a Northern Michigan vacation into an outdoors adventure. Boating, paddling and fishing are all easily accessible here. Whether […]

  • Northern Michigan Ice Fishing Michigan Department of Natural Resources Winter Fishing Tip

    Michigan Department of Natural Resources winter fishing tip helps to target specific Northern Michigan anglers in the cold season. Are you getting anxious for thick enough ice […]

  • Cadillac's Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac Cadillac’s Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac

    Cadillac’s Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac are connected by a navigable canal, creating 3,700 acres of Northern Michigan vacation fun. These two watery attractions invite fishing, boating […]

  • Fishtown in Leland, Michigan Fishtown in Leland, Michigan

      Fishtown in Leland, Michigan, is a historic enclave of 19th-century Lake Michigan shanties, turned into hip boutiques, eateries and other Northern Michigan attractions. Set in Leelanau […]