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A fine day for an ice fishing derby

Posted on February 21st, 2017

Historically held on one of the worst weather weekends of the year, Saturday’s Youth Ice Fishing Derby instead came with sunshine and a sweet southerly breeze that carried with it 70 young anglers...

With Old Man Winter out, fishing & fun just around the corner

Posted on April 20th, 2018

Out See Go
By Chris Engle, contributor
Nearly five weeks have passed since the March 15 deadline when anglers had to pull their shanties off local lakes. On any normal year, that date would signal the end of winter and …

What to know before fishing our frozen lakes

Posted on December 21st, 2016

I had been planning to spend this month’s blog sharing some fishing and ice-safety advice before last weekend’s tragic news of the death of two local fishermen...

Out See Go: Time for ice inventory

Posted on December 17th, 2015

By Chris Engle, contributor
There was one day a year at the convenience store where I worked in college when every item in the shop – from the dustiest Caramello candy bar to the freshest pack of Camel cigarettes – …

Out, See, Go: Last ice at last

Posted on March 15th, 2015

By Chris Engle, outdoors contributor
If you like to ski, snowboard, snowshoe or snowmobile, you had an awesome season. Good for you.
If you like to fish, odds are you didn’t. You’re not alone.
For us poor saps who spend …

Out, See, Go: Mid-winter (ice) break

Posted on February 16th, 2015

By Chris Engle, contributor
About this time four years ago, I was aboard the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, crushing through the frozen Straits on assignment for the Gaylord Herald Times.
The morning mission was not led by the Coast …

Out, See, Go: Yup, that’s ice alright!

Posted on November 16th, 2014

Yesterday, the opening day of rifle deer season, I drove my family to the first buck pole Gaylord’s seen in a few years. DerMiner’s Parkside Market, across the street from Otsego Lake State Park, had three small bucks hanging from …

Your Winter To-Do List

Posted on December 31st, 2018

By Christy Walcott
I used to hibernate on the couch under a blanket all winter, but in recent years, I’ve had the yearning to get out and find a way to embrace this snow-covered landscape I call home.  One …