If any creatures ever needed better public relations, it would be snakes. They have been vilified since the earliest of Bible tales, and their overall reputation hasn’t improved markedly since. But there are plenty of people who have more respect for snakes—especially those species not well-regarded. In fact, Michigan has become an important laboratory for the study and preservation of one of them, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, the only venomous viper that inhabits the state.
TRENTON — I was blasting up the Detroit River, en route to an area with several jetties that form eddies where the white bass stack up, when the hot horn went off on my outboard.It’s always something, isn’t it?I shut down the motor and announced that we would fish here. I was hosting Dave Kenyon, photographer extraordinaire, who recently retired from the Department of Natural Resources.
SAUGATUCK — I’ve fished for coho salmon with Dave Engel a bunch of times over the last couple of decades early in the season, always out of Michigan City, Ind., and the drill, has pretty much always been the same: Come out of the breakwalls, turn, and run body baits in shallow water — sometime well less than 10 feet — and commence to catching.But when I called Engel the first week of April this year, he told me he hadn’t been near Michigan City yet.“Why go to Michigan City when we can catch...
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Selecting a term
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