June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Outdoors

We asked anglers for their best day on Lake Leelanau

‘I don’t think it’s a piece of wood’

People fish for reasons that go far beyond their catch, which helps explain their stories when asked about their favorite day fishing on Lake Leelanau. More...

Tip for beating Fourth crowds: set your alarm

The Fourth of July draws the biggest crowds of the year to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with many looking for some beach time.  But what if that “perfect” beach includes solitude?  Tom Ulrich, Deputy Superintendent at More...

Luck continues for 13th Kids Fishing Day

Now Pete Taylor can say it. Kids Fishing Day has gone 13 years without a rainout.  An estimated 875 young anglers and family members — a record — streamed onto Veronica Valley County Park on Sunday. More...

Forest pests are starting to ‘bug’ people in Leelanau

Editor’s note: The following column was provided by Kama Ross, forester for Leelanau County.   More...

Shooting Reeds travel to Mason in search of buckles

Trapshooter Ginger Reed is headed this weekend to the Michigan State Shoot looking to regain her individual title.  Her husband, Jess Reed, is looking for his first title, although he’s come close before.  “We enjoy it a lot,&rd More...

Community support strong for student biking program

Inland Seas to buy 26 bicycles

A group of Traverse City West Senior High School students ended up raising more than twice as much money as they’d hoped to buy bicycles for the Suttons Bay-based Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA).  More...

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A FAMILY of swans patrols a shoreline near the Village of Suttons Bay Marina last week.   More...

Lakers on the bite in West Bay

Kings arrive in Leland

Dan Plamondon doesn’t seem to mind the recent tweaks to lake trout regulations in Grand Traverse Bay. More...

Camera looking for owner

Lose a camera? Pete Taylor reports that a high-end camera was left at Kids Fishing Day. Its return can be arranged by contacting Mr. Taylor at 590-3309.   More...

At 77, he’s knocking down birds

Balesh back in shape

Jim Balesh is knocking down clay targets at a higher clip than ever.  Not bad for a 77-year-old who had two heart bypass surgeries.  More...

Perfect day for new schooner, Utopia

The schooner Utopia, now operated by the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) at Discovery Pier in Greilickville, was opened to the public at its berth on Friday.  More...