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Fish kill being investigated on Escanaba River in Delta County August...

Fish kill being investigated on Escanaba River in Delta County August 12, 2020
Personnel from the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy are investigating a fish kill incident along the lower reaches of the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River. The fish kill – which was reported Aug. 9 and responded to by state agencies the following day...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 12, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 12, 2020
Inland lakes in this region were good for panfish, fair for walleye and very good for pike and bass. Rivers with brook trout had good catch rates. Keweenaw Bay: Anglers had success trolling and jigging for lake trout. A few lucky anglers picked up a couple Chinook and steelhead; however,...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 12, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 12, 2020
Inland lakes in this region were good for panfish, fair for walleye and very good for pike and bass. Rivers with brook trout had good catch rates. Keweenaw Bay: Anglers had success trolling and jigging for lake trout. A few lucky anglers picked up a couple Chinook and steelhead; however,...

Conservation officer rescues two men stranded offshore of Drummond Island August...

Conservation officer rescues two men stranded offshore of Drummond Island August 7, 2020
Two stranded men from Chicago repeatedly expressed their gratitude to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Todd Sumbera after he rescued them from rough water near Drummond Island Friday afternoon. Sumbera was conducting marine patrol offshore in Chippewa County, north of Drummond Island, west of Harbor Island, at approximately...

High water impacts continue across Michigan August 6, 2020

High water impacts continue across Michigan August 6, 2020
High water impacts continue across Michigan By JOHN PEPIN Michigan Department of Natural Resources From the Porcupine Mountains to Lime Island and Harrisville to Tawas and Van Buren state parks, record or near-record Great Lakes water levels have produced powerful impacts forcing the closure of numerous facilities. These impacts include...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 5, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 5, 2020
Keweenaw Bay: Those able to get out on the nice days were rewarded as both Keweenaw and Traverse Bay provided ample lake trout for those primarily jigging. The few trolling also caught a few fish. Marquette: A few more lake trout, along with the occasional coho, were caught. Although catch...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 5, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 5, 2020
Keweenaw Bay: Those able to get out on the nice days were rewarded as both Keweenaw and Traverse Bay provided ample lake trout for those primarily jigging. The few trolling also caught a few fish. Marquette: A few more lake trout, along with the occasional coho, were caught. Although catch...

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint August 5, 2020

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint August 5, 2020
Refrigerators, tires, old cars, barrels with mysterious contents and an entire body cast are among the strange things pulled out of the woods by Adopt-a-Forest volunteers in the program’s nearly 30-year history. The DNR program’s summer forest cleanup challenge, which recently passed the halfway mark toward its goal with more than 50...

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in...

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in...