February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Outdoors

Fish, enter parks for free this weekend

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to of­fer during the 2018 Winter Free Fish­ing Weekend Saturday and Sunday. More...

Ice Fishing Tournament to benefit Relay For Life

An Ice Fishing Tournament to benefit Relay For Life of Roscommon County and the American Cancer Society will be held March 3 on Houghton Lake.  Two-person teams may sign up for $20. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count worldwide this weekend

The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Feb. 16 to 19 in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hik­ing trails, school grounds, balconies and beaches.  More...

BIG PIKE OF THE WEEK

Paul Schmuckal of Traverse City holds a 32.75-inch northern pike he caught on Houghton Lake’s East Bay Feb. 8. More...

CLUBHOUSE DEPARTURE

(Above) Riders depart the St. Hel­en Snowpackers’ Clubhouse for the 16th annual Snow Run Feb. 10. More...

WINTER IN ST. HELEN MEDALLION FOUND

With her $50 prize in hand, St. Helen’s Carolyn Jerome wears the Winter in St. Helen medallion around her neck. Jerome found the Winter in St. Helen medallion Feb. 10 at Kizzy’s. More...

Ice fishing tournament Saturday to benefit Bobcat athletics

A fundraiser to benefit Houghton Lake sports teams is planned Saturday.  The Houghton Lake Bobcat Ice Fish­ing Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with check-in and registration beginning at 6 a.m. More...

Over 100 attend first ‘Ice Junkies’ Houghton Lake Meet and Greet

Ice Junkies Outdoors, which bills itself as the “largest ice fishing group on Facebook,” held their first Houghton Lake Meet and Greet near the South Shore Department of Nat­ural Resources access Feb. 10.   More...

WHOPPER WALLEYE

Brooke Baranek, 12, Bay City, caught this 23 1/2-inch walleye on a tip- up on Rollway Lake in southern Roscommon County. She caught the big fish the last weekend in January, using a golden shiner minnow. More...

Sixth annual Fast Eddie’s draws big crowd

More than 1,500 spectators, snow­mobile racers and vintage snowmobile collectors turned out for the sixth annual Fast Eddie’s Vintage and Classic Snow Fest on Houghton Lake’s East Bay Feb. More...

REGISTERING THE RIDERS

St. Helen Snowpackers volunteers Pat Durphy (seated), Caroline Nestle (from left) and Bev VanMeter (not pictured) vend $20 ride tickets to participants in the 16th Annual Snow Run Feb. 10 at the Snowpackers’ Clubhouse.   More...

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