Fall bounty

Fall bounty

While some people are readying pumpkin spice enemas and arranging decorative gourds on their dining room table, us woodsy folk are gearing up for what many consider to be the finest season of the year:  Fall. Streamer fishing, venison chili, woodcock, bonfires, goose...
September blue skies

September blue skies

09/23/15  Pretty beautiful up here in river country right now.  Clear water, and one sparkling day after another.  Sunlight burns the frost, the maples and brook trout are full of color, the browns — though grumpy — are giving chase just enough to keep us...
Making it happen

Making it happen

09/16/2015  Before getting into the fishing…  If you’re pondering heading north this weekend — or already are — consider pitching in a few hours at the Manistee River Cleanup on Saturday, September 19, 9 am, at the Ol’ Barn on M-72 (west...
Indian Summer

Indian Summer

09/02/15  By definition, this isn’t truly an Indian summer, but the definition and etymology of “Indian summer” is ambiguous.  We’ve entered a twilight zone of repeating days: cool foggy mornings, piercing afternoons, pleasant evenings, big...