Category: Fishing

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Electric barrier on the PM to stay off

Attempting to stop sea lamprey with an electric barrier has become a thing of the past on the Pere Marquette River, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials. The federal agency recently announced it no longer will operate its electric weir there and will resume treating the river only with chemical lampricides. More on...

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Fate of Pigeon River dam under review

GAYLORD — Settlement negotiations are under way in a case involving a Pigeon River dam release that caused an extensive fish kill on the river in 2008. Officials from the state, Michigan Trout Unlimited and Pigeon River Country Association are meeting with the dam’s owners to discuss the fate of the impoundment after a June...

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Fly fishing for carp

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith The carp come onto the long flat to feed and the smallmouths shadow them. Sometimes there will be two or three bass swimming along with a carp. Generally the bigger the...