Dates come and go, and so do groundhogs and weather reports. However, the true indicator of spring is when thousands of men, women and children suddenly appear, waist-deep in the chilly, often muddy waters of the Sandusky and Maumee rivers.
The walleye population in Lake Erie has exploded during the past few years — the fishing is considered to be great, and fisheries managers say it will likely get better in the near future as younger fish grow to keeping size.
Throughout his life Dingell was a congressional page, a park ranger, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, an assistant county prosecutor, and always a lover of the great outdoors.
He grew up fishing and hunting in and along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie.
Raptors are birds of prey that hunt food primarily by flight, using their keen senses, chiefly vision. Examples of raptors include broad-winged hawks, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, osprey, and others.
In the ongoing aquatic battle between predator and prey species in Lake Superior, the latter were winning the war for years.Now — and for reasons scientists can’t pin down — prey fish species are losing that war.