fishing http://wkar.org en Michigan lures anglers for bass http://wkar.org/post/michigan-lures-anglers-bass <p></p><p></p><p>Fishing in Michigan is big business. The state DNR estimates that anglers spent $2.4 billion in trip-related expenses and equipment in 2011. Besides Michigan’s Great Lakes and rivers, our inland lakes attract considerable fishing as well. In fact, six Michigan lakes were recently included in a national fishing magazine’s<a href="http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/top-100-bass-lakes-2014" target="_blank"> “100 Best Bass Lakes of 2014”</a> list. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:34 +0000 Melissa Benmark 56364 at http://wkar.org Michigan lures anglers for bass Fish Rodeo takes over the Grand River http://wkar.org/post/fish-rodeo-takes-over-grand-river <p></p><p></p><p>Dr. Kirk Heinze is host of the regular feature “Greening of the Great Lakes” on WKAR’s MSU Today. Some of those conversations make their way to Current State. In a recent segment, Heinze spoke with Terry Terry, co-founder and president of the <a href="http://www.micharts.org/" target="_blank">Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art</a> and organizer of the new <a href="http://grandamericanfishrodeo.com/" target="_blank">Grand American Fish Rodeo</a>. The Lansing event takes place this today through Saturday at Adado Riverfront Park. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:08:25 +0000 Current State 55090 at http://wkar.org Fish Rodeo takes over the Grand River Finding balance in Lake Huron's fisheries http://wkar.org/post/finding-balance-lake-hurons-fisheries <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>About a decade ago,<a href="http://www.great-lakes.net/lakes/huron.html" target="_blank"> Lake Huron</a>’s fishing game was not very abundant because of a steep decline in overall fish numbers. To see how the lake is doing now, <em>Current State’s</em> Melissa Benmark spoke with David Fielder, Fisheries Research Biologist for the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr" target="_blank">Department of Natural Resources</a> and a doctoral student at Michigan State University. Thu, 29 May 2014 18:30:21 +0000 Melissa Benmark 54422 at http://wkar.org Finding balance in Lake Huron's fisheries Detroit’s Water Renaissance: Walleye fishing industry nets millions for local economy http://wkar.org/post/detroit-s-water-renaissance-walleye-fishing-industry-nets-millions-local-economy <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7727272727272727;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.7727272727272727;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:02:52 +0000 Current State 42058 at http://wkar.org Detroit’s Water Renaissance: Walleye fishing industry nets millions for local economy