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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 »»

Vernal Equinoxing to the extreme/Woods, water & worse

March 25, 2011 “Winter’s on her last legs,” an Equinox reveler said insensitively, not knowing she was standing right next to him. He was right, the end is near. more »»

How to make shallow thinking pay off/Woods, water & worse

March 18, 2011 When the wayfaring writer in me gets the wanderlust and an itch to hit the road, I scratch it with a winter break in Florida. more »»

Skiing the world

March 11, 2011 LARAMIE, Wyo. — Kai Sharp’s collegiate skiing career is off to a great start. more »»

Tikkanens tantalize white-hot whitefish bite/Woods, water & worse

March 11, 2011 “When’s the last time you saw a seven-pound whitefish?” WW&W wildlife correspondent and ice fishinista Paris Hiltunen asked excitedly, calling it in from Joshua & Rudy Tikkanen’s ice tent out on... more »»

Length of yiffy still up for grabs/Woods, water & worse

March 4, 2011 “If the email response from last week's column was any indication, then we're doing our yobs,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen said enthusiastically. more »»

Ski Tigers soar again

February 25, 2011 TRAVERSE CITY — The Copper Country Ski Tigers extended their reign over Michigan prep Nordic skiing, winning their fifth consecutive state championship last weekend. more »»

I’ll be there in a Yiffy/Woods, water & worse

February 25, 2011 “So where is everybody?” emailed an observant reader, noting the conspicuous absence of her favorite WW&W correspondents the past coupla columns. They're on assignment, vacation, or both. more »»



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