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Outdoors

Escanaba native, fly fishing guide lands musky

Courtesy photo James Pryal, an Escanaba native and a fly fishing guide for Into the Wild Fly Fishing Guide Service, lands a 46.1 inch musky on the fly. This huge female weighing 25-30 pounds inhaled a streamer in fifteen feet of water. After a quick picture, she was returned safely to the water.

Column: Old times have moved on down the road

“Hey, talk about her travelin’ she’s the fastest train on the line, it’s that Orange Blossom Special, rollin’ down the Seaboard Line,” – Ervin T. Rouse — — — MARQUETTE — The section of road I’m on today used to be a railroad grade. As I move south through these ...

Column: Like people, roads have character and soul

“Somewhere along a high road, the air began to turn cold, she said she missed her home. I headed on alone,” – Bob Seger — — — MARQUETTE — Like people, roads have character and they have souls. Walking along a certain dirt road I know on a summer day I can feel the road ...

Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Fishing slowed with the abundance of food available, such as alewife and the hex hatches. Walleye catches were spotty at best, while the mouth of the Whitefish and Escanaba rivers were still being fished the most. The “Black Bottom,” Third Reef and Breezy Point all ...

DNR seeks reports of bull elk from Menominee County

MENOMINEE — Wildlife biologists and technicians with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have been tracking reports of a bull elk spotted in the south-central part of the Upper Peninsula in Menominee County. The young elk was reported first by a private landowner June 6, within ...

Column: If we could keep summer in a bottle

“On a clear day rise and look around you, and you’ll see who you are,” – Alan Jay Lerner — — — MARQUETTE — The bright afternoon sunshine made me squint, while a warm breeze pushed up dirt from this rocky road, tucked into a wild section of the countryside filled with the ...