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If you ask me, Red Herring is an idiom/Woods, water & worse

July 11, 2011 “So how’s the fishin?” asked WW&W meteorologist Summer Solstice, gleaming with sweat as she cranked up her first heatwave, just in the nicka time for the fortha July weekend. more »»

Sittin' on the dock of the bay, wasting time/Woods, water & worse

July 11, 2011 “Just as sure as 100 percent of the fish are caught when your line's in the water, this column ain't gonna write itself,” WW&W shallow water correspondent Sandy Bottom nudged me back to wor. more »»

Taking lolly-gagging to the limit/Woods, water & worse

June 24, 2011 We’d trolled the plating off our Finn Spoons, dragged crankbaits, flashers, dodgers, dipsies, downriggers and surface lines to Gull Rock, Manitou Island and back without a bite. more »»

KBIC?Kids Fishing Derby Saturday

June 24, 2011 BARAGA — The ninth annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Sam and Charlotte (Mongoose) Durant Memorial Kids Fishing Derby will be Saturday in Sand Point Pond at Ojibwa Recreation Area off US 41 in... more »»

Passport to paradise

June 17, 2011 HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — Judging by the increased number of day-use visitors to McLain State Park this season, Supervisor Leland VerBerkmoes said Michigan’s new Recreation Passport program has been well... more »»

Summer Solstice to fish Longest Day/Woods, water & worse

June 17, 2011 “By the time you read this, I’ll be in Copper Harbor wettin’ a line with Ed Wetelainen,” said WW&W Spring correspondent Verna Equinox, who only hangs around until her fellow fashion model and... more »»

Yumbo yellow perch in a yiffy/Woods, water & worse

June 10, 2011 “Remember that great hit song ‘Mellow Yellow’ by Donovan way back in 1966?” asked WW&W music correspondent and downtown Dollar Bay bar owner Dolly Partanen. more »»

An ill wind blows so good/Woods, water & worse

June 3, 2011 “I don't care what they say about an ill wind blowing no good,” WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen huffed and puffed. more »»

Director Stokes sounds off on hunting issues

May 27, 2011 HOUGHTON — When Rodney Stokes became director of the Department of Natural Resources in March, one of his main objectives was reversing the decline in hunting and fishing license sales. more »»

Fishers of men capture the rapture/Woods, water & worse

May 27, 2011 While local fundamentalists were bummed out about the world not coming to an end once again last Saturday, hundreds of infidel fishers of men and women enraptured and captured a lotta big fish,... more »»

Everything but walleye on Opening Day/Woods, water & worse

May 20, 2011 “I’m just a girl who can’t say no,” WW&W wildlife correspondent and fishinista Paris Hiltunen broke into song with her arousing lyric from “Oklahoma. more »»

Yoopers anticipate walleye opener with baited breath/Woods, water & worse

May 13, 2011 “So much so that OD has evolved from a lowly anagram to a hard-working action verb, as in OD-ing on Opening Day,” said WW&W walleye correspondent Sandra Vitreu. more »»

Jim Junttila/Woods, Water and Worse

May 6, 2011 “It’s almost like the good old days!” exclaimed Steve Koski over at Indian Country Sports on the downtown L’Anse Vegas waterfront, casting distance from the mouth of the Falls River where the smelt... more »»

Transitioning from the tropics to the tundra/Woods, water & worse

April 29, 2011 EDITOR’S?NOTE:?This column was originally published March 28, 200. more »»

Opening Day casts a powerful spell on trout fishermen/Woods, water & worse

April 22, 2011 Why are avid Opening Day anglers so willing to wade through hip boot-deep snow, tangle with impenetrable tag alder, duck dive bombing kingfishers, and freeze their fingers for a little 7-inch fish?... more »»

Woods, water & worse/Jim Junttila

April 15, 2011 “You’re really dating yourself if you remember the words to that old song,” said WW&W meteorologist Verna Equinox, “but you give good double entendre with the lyric referring to peepers as eyes,... more »»

Wettin’ a line with Ed Wetelainen/Woods, water & worse

April 8, 2011 “The two most burning questions in the emailbox this week were are the smelt running yet and are the steelhead running?” reported WW&W meteorologist and Spring correspondent Verna Equinox. more »»

Tribal fishing harvest targets set for 2011

April 1, 2011 L'ANSE — A target of 1,500 walleye has been set for the annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community walleye harvest. Portage Lake and many other U.P. more »»

Torn between ice fishing and nice fishing/Woods, water & worse

April 1, 2011 While last week’s column fell short of being totally fact-free, it was a valiant journalistic effort nonetheless and I am nominating it for Michigan’s most fact-challenged outdoor column, if not the... more »»



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