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Eating crow. Muskie anyway.

October 3, 2009


A long time ago (Sounds Fishy to Me) I staked out a position on muskies. I told you there weren’t any of ’em in Torch Lake. I said you should count on catching whitefish, perch, bass, lake trout – no muskies.  Well. When I am wrong I am spectacularly wrong. But at least I admit my […]

Goin’ for a ride, part 1: Expedition down Torch River to Skegemog

July 10, 2009


Tom Vranich sent me an email. Thom Yocum and summer interns for the Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association (ESLA) were going to paddle the Torch River. Their mission: scout the shore for infestations of invasive phragmites australis and report back. Thom is a biologist and Preserve Steward for the Palmer-Wilcox-Shah Nature Preserve north of Elk Rapids. I […]