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Nightfall brings out flies and anglers

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GRAYLING -- This is the time of year when anglers turn into nocturnal creatures. They wade into northern Michigan trout streams at sunset and don't come out until infomercials have taken over television.

The annual giant Michigan mayfly hatch is under way, with the first smattering of big Hexagenia limbatas showing up on the screens at our house on Lake Margrethe five days ago. By this weekend, the nightly hatches and mating swarms should be such a juicy bonanza that even big, cannibal trout will throw caution to the wind and come out to feed on flies.

When I stopped at a Grayling gas station late the other night, John Martin was filling up for the drive back to Traverse City after fishing the main stream of the Au Sable.  more...

 



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'June Swoon' impacts area fishing

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The trolling action out on the Big Lake continues to be very slow but those targeting inland waters are finding good-excellent numbers of bass and bluegill.

Those going out into the 250-350-foot depths of Lake Michigan are taking an occasional salmon on spoons set 50-75 feet down but it looks like the "June Swoon" will be with us even longer.

Bass anglers are enjoying some excellent fishing as many limit catches are being taken -- and for the most part released -- from waters such as Muskegon Lake, White Lake, Bruce's Bayou, Stearn's Bayou, Pottawattomie Bayou, Spring Lake and Mona Lake. Some of the better producing lures this week have been the Senko, Yamamoto grub, plastic worm and top-water lures, such as the mouse and Pop-R.   more...

 



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Not enough rain causes concern along lakeshore

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(Spring Lake, June 16, 2005, 12:17 p.m.) You wouldn't know it if you live in metro Grand Rapids or points east, but it is extremely dry along the lakeshore.

Much of the rain that has pounded the metro area hasn't dropped on lakeshore communities. If you add to that the fact one of two water intake lines providing water to several lakeshore communities is down for repair then you've got some big problems.

That lack of rain has prompted the lakeshore communities to issue water restrictions.  more...

 



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2005 Chicago Mackinac Preview - June 08, 2005

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This year the Chicago to Mackinac race will start on July 16th followed by the Port Huron Mac on the 23rd. This will be the 99th sailing of the Mac race.

There are many reasons to sail in the race. It could be completing a first Mackinac. It could be completing that 25th Mackinac, making you eligible to join the old goats. It maybe another race in your classes (J 105, J35, Farr 40, GL 70's etc.) season series- albeit the longest one.

The course is a classic. In simple terms it takes the boats from one end of Lake Michigan to the other and often from one side to the other.

The race begins off Chicago's skyline. At 1.5 miles from the Chicago coast the starting line is within sight of the city.

The starts tend to be under spinnaker. It's the largest fleet of the year starting with spinnakers and often a dicey proposition. The first night sees strategic choices being made. The rhumb line is drawn on the chart and on race participation plaques but not always followed. There'll be more spread in the fleet if the conditions are upwind. If so, you can have starboard tackers off Milwaukee in Wisconsin and port tackers off the Michigan shoreline. If it's off the wind you'll spend more time near the rhumb line often jibing back and forth crossing the imaginary line.   more...

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Racing begins in the Valencia Louis Vuitton Acts 4 & 5

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The 12 skippers of the teams of the 32nd America's Cup met the media on Wednesday morning ahead of the start of racing in the Valencia Louis Vuitton Acts.

With the new point scoring system agreed earlier this month, the races in Acts 4 & 5 will count towards a bonus point system for the challengers, meaning the racing on Thursday has an impact on the results in 2007.

The 12 competitors at the America's Cup represent a full spectrum in terms of nationality, experience, and preparedness, including five new challengers since the end of the 2004 racing season. The addition of the China Team and United Internet Team Germany add two countries which have never competed in the America's Cup before. In fact, the 12 teams from 10 nations make for the most diverse list of competitors in the long history of the Cup.    more...


 



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America’s Cup 2007

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The countdown to the start of the fourth Louis Vuitton Act is well underway:© Event Media, Valencia, Spain, 15 June 2005

Yesterday marked the official practice day at the 32nd America's Cup as the competitors and Race Committee underwent their final preparations ahead of tomorrow's opening Louis Vuitton Act 4 races. As racing nears, the Port America's Cup is beginning to fill up, with several Superyachts now gracing the T-shaped pier that bisects the Port.

 

The conditions were perfect for racing on Tuesday, a validation of the summer 'sea breeze' regime that was such an important factor in bringing America's Cup racing to Valencia, Spain. This is the first time competition will take place at the same time of year as the Louis Vuitton Cup Final and America's Cup Match in 2007, so it is encouraging to see the predicted conditions materialize. Yesterday a nice east southeasterly wind came up in the afternoon, reaching about 20 knots by race time at 1400 hours local time.    more...

 



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Former Conner crewman Peter Isler joins BMW Oracle Racing

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Peter Isler, who twice helped Dennis Conner win the America's Cup, has joined San Francisco-based BMW Oracle Racing, the only American syndicate that has challenged for the cup in 2007.

Isler will serve as navigator for BMW Oracle Racing during two warmup regattas this month in Valencia, Spain, which will host the cup races in 2007. Although he hasn't yet signed a contract, Isler said it's likely he will be with the syndicate through 2007.

"All intents are, hey, let's give it a go with the intention of making it work all the way through," Isler said by phone Tuesday from Valencia.   more...

 



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Top Area Junior Sailors to Compete in the 2005 Riverfest Regatta

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Detroit, MI (July, 6th, 7th, 8th 2005) - Top junior sailors from around the nation will take to the waters in the Detroit River, for a shot at titles in Optimist, FJ, Club 420 and laser classes at the 2005 Riverfest Regatta, July, 6th, 7th, 8th 2005. This event draws junior sailing stars, some of whom have regional and national titles under their belts, as well as beginning sailors as young as 8 years old to compete in the largest junior sailing regatta in the Detroit area. Youth sailors will kick off the event at Bayview Yacht Club on July 6th, at 8:00 AM with racing slated for the following 3 days. Spectator boats are welcome to view the fast passed action in designated areas of the race course during the 3 day event. The 2005 Riverfest Regatta helps young sailing enthusiasts who already have some on-the-water experience develop their sailing skills while having fun on and off the water.

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A Reader's Response...

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NDI, chart pirates?

I have no tolerance for boaters who rip off electronic charts; the practice hurts decent companies and has understandably led to copy protection schemes the rest of us have to cope with. But one chart manufacturer, Nautical Data International (NDI), has earned its own reputation for pirate practices. It ticked off customers for years with extra high prices, flawed encryption code, and even a “time out” mechanism that rendered charts you owned useless after a certain period. Two years ago, a nasty royalty fight erupted between NDI and the two big chart card companies C-Map and Navionics.   more...

Response...  I do not feel sorry for most of the electronic chart providers. Given the current cost of memory and the fact the the USCGS data is NOT COPYRIGHTED, the price of second source charts be they electronic of reprint charts is often way way out of line. I have no objection to a profit, but these people have caused me to use systems than can use scanned USCGS charts purchased for 15$us of fee ENC charts downloaded. If I could purchase what I want I an effective price. I would not bother with the effort I have expend to get my own.  ... MC



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Airmar WeatherStation

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Airmar weatherstation_windvaneWriting the entry below I realized that there doesn’t seem to be a picture of the sailboat WeatherStation model on the Web, and there should be! Astute observers will note that a French company, LCJ Capteurs, has offered a CV3F ultrasonic wind sensor for some time. In fact, Airmar licensed this solid-state design, and then reportedly improved it—adding a little heater to protect against extreme ice/snow interference and an inclinometer to correct for heeling errors.    more...

 



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SUMMER TRAVELERS DISCOVER MICHIGAN'S AMAZING BEACHES & DUNES

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For millions of Americans, warm, sandy beaches are the ultimate stress busters. Toddlers, college students and plenty of “seasoned” beach lovers wouldn't vacation without them. After all, they don't call it “a day at the beach” for nothing.

Spend just a few glorious minutes on a Michigan beach and it becomes easy to understand why poems, love songs, novels, operas and even menus, are written in tribute to the beach experience. And, with more freshwater coastline than any other state, finding a comfortable Michigan waterfront respite is as easy as Pioneer (County Park, Muskegon.)

If you are in Michigan, you are no more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline. Those looking to make the most of their summer beach opportunities should probably begin early and start in the south. From the Indiana border to the Straits of Mackinac, the Lake Michigan shoreline lures millions each year, with many fantastic public beaches and incredible sand dunes.   more...



 



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So long, Sparty

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You gotta be kidding me...

U-M fans win wolverine name debate

ROYAL OAK — Detroit Zoo staff learned the only thing more ferocious than a wolverine under attack may be a University of Michigan Wolverine who feels insulted.

U-M alumni apparently missed the joke when the zoo named its wolverines Bucky and Sparty in honor of longstanding U-M foes the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans.

After a furor, the zoo agreed this week to rename its kits, ceding victory to U-M alumni and fans who bleed blue and gold.

Detroit Zoo Director Ron Kagan e-mailed a letter to complainants Monday notifying them that kits Sparty and Bucky were renamed Tamarack and Tilia in honor of Michigan trees.

The name change came after U-M Alumni Association members started a letter-writing campaign in which some threatened to stop financially supporting the zoo or boycott it altogether.   more...

 



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Appeals judges wade into water use case

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Peppering lawyers with questions for more than an hour, the state appeals court plunged into the controversy over Ice Mountain bottled water, challenging the company to define a "reasonable" level of pumping and asking opponents why the business is different from any other large water user.

The hearing drew about 80 spectators to the Lansing courtroom Tuesday, Ice Mountain defenders in business attire on one side and a group of casually dressed activists from Mecosta County on the other.   more...

 



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Bicycle journey celebrates Waterfront Trail extension

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Vicki Barron didn't let a few drops of rain put a damper on her trip.

Wheeling out with three others Monday morning on a five-day cycling journey to mark the extension of Ontario's Waterfront Trail into Quebec, she welcomed the rain, noting it took some of the edge off a sultry day.

Besides, laughed the executive director of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, "This is a cheap facial, the hot weather combined with the rain."

Barron's quartet set off from Brockville's Best Western just after 9 a.m. on a 200-kilometre trek to Montreal as an attention-getter for the trail.

Scenery aside, the highlight is Wednesday at the Quebec border where they'll celebrate the linking up of Ontario's trail with Quebec's La Route Verte - a network of 4,300 kilometres of cycling trail throughout La Belle Province.   more...

 



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