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Indiana is becoming more of an eagle winter destination

Indiana is becoming more of an eagle winter destination

Bald eagles do have a small year-round presence in Indiana, but it is in the winter when their numbers really soar.

February 27, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Region hasn’t seen ice fishing like this for many winters

Region hasn’t seen ice fishing like this for many winters

Getting out on the ice to fish certainly has not been a problem this winter.

February 05, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show takes place this weekend

The 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show will take place Saturday and Sunday as the city’s parks and recreation department welcomes thousands of guests to the Jean Shepherd Center.

January 09, 2014 8:00 pm
Wolf Lake stocking brings a fresh batch of walleye

Wolf Lake stocking brings a fresh batch of walleye

A hearty group of people turned out in the cold and blustery conditions Wednesday afternoon at Wolf Lake to witness and take part in the release of 3,700 walleye fingerlings.

November 10, 2013 5:00 pm

34th annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show runs this weekend

There is a little splash of everything for the boat and water enthusiast at the 34th annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show.

August 21, 2013 5:00 pm
East Chicago’s ISA does its part to expand the youth movement on water

East Chicago’s ISA does its part to expand the youth movement on water

Don’t tell the sailing industry that the population in the United States is getting older on average each year. There is a youthful trend sailing on the water these days.

August 10, 2013 5:26 pm Photos

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Fifth annual Great Lakes Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Michigan City

Officials expect a packed beach at Michigan City’s Washington Park on Sunday as Super Boat International rolls into to town for the fifth annual Great Lakes Grand Prix.

August 01, 2013 7:30 pm

29th Annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show starts today

For the show that has always offered a little bit of everything for the outdoor enthusiasts, the 29th Annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show is going to be even better, especially for those that take advantage of the seminars.

January 25, 2013 6:43 pm

Increased restoration and research efforts are in place to help stabilize Mt. Baldy

The steep trail up the southern face of Mt. Baldy has been closed since 2007 in an effort to help slow erosion there.

December 02, 2012 8:37 pm
Monster Doe: Huge female deer recently harvested in Cedar Lake

Monster Doe: Huge female deer recently harvested in Cedar Lake

What started out as a typical deer hunting morning on Oct. 27 in Cedar Lake for Jesse McGarr turned into somewhat of a “big” day.

November 23, 2012 3:07 pm

Local organization stocks walleye in Wolf Lake

For what has become an annual fall event, the local fishing organization Perch America stocked Wolf Lake for the 15th consecutive year with a hearty bunch of some 4,500 walleye fingerlings Wednesday afternoon.

November 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Salmon fishing perks up while perch slump in Lake Michigan

Salmon fishing perks up while perch slump in Lake Michigan

Depending on what you were fishing for this summer on Lake Michigan, it was either the best of times or not so hot.

September 02, 2012 7:16 pm

Sunny Days for the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show

The weather cooperated for most of the four days during the 33rd Annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, as did boat and accessories sales.

August 26, 2012 7:06 pm

33rd Annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show Floats Into Town

This is the weekend that area boaters and lovers of all things on the water mark on their calendar.

August 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix roars into Michigan City

Huge crowds and really fast boats will once again converge on Washington Park in Michigan City this weekend.

August 02, 2012 9:00 pm Related

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Hammond Outdoor Show lures in the fans

The 28th Annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show has come and gone, but not before thousands traveled up and down the aisles of exhibitors at the Jean Sheperd Community Center this past weekend.

January 30, 2012 10:00 pm

28th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show this weekend

You can never count on the weather, but one constant during the winter over the past few decades has been the arrival of the Hammond Outdoor Sports Show.

January 25, 2012 10:00 pm

Spring Fever a success in move to Michigan City

Winter finally showed up late last week and that was quickly followed by a well received case of Spring Fever in Michigan City over the weekend.

January 15, 2012 7:26 pm

Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show this weekend at Marquette Mall in Michigan City

Get your ice fishing gear ready. Forecasts call for a punishing Great Lakes Region winter. "The experts are saying this winter is going to be rough, so we are preparing for it," said Mike Starcevich of Hammond's Mik Lurch Fishing Tackle outlet.

January 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Forecasts call for a brutal winter making for a potentially good ice fishing season

Get your ice fishing gear ready. Forecasts call for a punishing Great Lakes Region winter. "The experts are saying this winter is going to be rough, so we are preparing for it," said Mike Starcevich of Hammond's Mik Lurch Fishing Tackle outlet.

November 29, 2011 5:15 pm

32nd annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show runs today through Sunday

Summer isn't over yet, but you can get a good look at next year's boating season by checking out the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show.

August 24, 2011 5:40 pm

Michigan City hosts the 3rd Annual Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix in Washington Park

The Super Boat International tour makes its annual stop on the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend for the third running of the Great Lakes Grand Prix off of Washington Park in Michigan City.

August 03, 2011 10:00 pm
Whiting man has been traveling the globe for 22 years catching monster fish

Whiting man has been traveling the globe for 22 years catching monster fish

You might dream about catching "monster fish" while watching angling shows or reading magazines.

July 06, 2011 7:46 pm Photos

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Mom & Pop bait and tackle shops provide more than just worms

Mom & Pop bait and tackle shops provide more than just worms

Fishing is a tough enough sport finding the fish while handling the weather, but it is multiplied for the owners of local bait and tackle shops who are also dealing with bad economic times and competition from large chain stores.

June 15, 2011 10:00 pm
Third annual Turkey Tracks Hunt a big success

Third annual Turkey Tracks Hunt a big success

KNOX | The wild turkey-hunting season officially opened April 27 in Indiana, but 30 hunters in Knox got a special treat last weekend.

May 05, 2011 11:00 pm

It is the perfect time to catch The Fever

The Northwest Indiana Steelheaders are hosting their 25th Annual Spring Fever Outdoor Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.

February 23, 2011 10:00 pm

Outdoors fun for everyone: The 27th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show is this weekend

Just in time to help burst the winter blues, the 27th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.

January 19, 2011 10:00 pm

It Is Shaping Up to Be A Rough Winter For Fish At Willow Slough

With early lake ice and a fall drought, the current conditions at Willow Slough are leading toward a serious fish kill.

December 24, 2010 7:00 pm

Local organization stocks walleye fingerlings in Wolf Lake

Through the fundraising efforts of local fishing organization Perch America, around 5,500 walleye fingerlings found a new home in Wolf Lake on Nov. 20.

November 29, 2010 10:00 pm
Super Boats to invade Michigan City again

Super Boats to invade Michigan City again

The southern tip of Lake Michigan will get a little louder and a little faster Sunday with super motor boats reaching speeds of nearly 150 miles per hour in the waters just off Washington Park Beach.

August 01, 2010 10:00 pm

River otters returning to Indiana

River otters once again are making Indiana a permanent residence.

June 16, 2010 12:00 am

Skunks may be around more than you know

You can smell skunks a mile away, which is probably the closest you want to be to them.

June 02, 2010 12:00 am
Mute swans have a checkered presence in the area

Mute swans have a checkered presence in the area

Those large white birds with the curved necks and orange bills are both beautiful and graceful, while adding to the scenery of any lake.

May 18, 2010 12:05 am Photos

Photos

The Fishing Line: What's hitting and where

Lake Michigan

April 01, 2010 12:00 am

The Fishing Line: What's hitting and where

Lake Michigan

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show set for this weekend

The Northwest Indiana Steelheaders host their annual Spring Fever Outdoor Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.

February 25, 2010 12:00 am
Annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show takes place this weekend

Annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show takes place this weekend

The Hammond Outdoor Sports Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.

January 21, 2010 12:00 am
Sport fishing industry reeling in tough economy, though some businesses thrive

Sport fishing industry reeling in tough economy, though some businesses thrive

Mike Orr knows hard work is always recession-proof.

August 06, 2009 12:00 am

22nd Annual Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show takes place this weekend

The Spring Fever Outdoor show presented by the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.

February 25, 2009 12:00 am

Hammond Outdoor Sports Show takes place this weekend

The Hammond Parks and Recreation Department will host the 25th annual Outdoor Sports Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.

January 15, 2009 12:00 am

The Fishing Line

The Fishing Line

January 03, 2009 12:00 am

The Fishing Line

the fishing line

December 25, 2008 12:00 am

Gulls and the lakefront go hand-in-hand, but don't offer a handout

Among the things you hear as you approach the lakefront are crashing waves and the calls of the gulls that roam the beaches.

July 24, 2008 12:00 am

Boaters and watercraft manufacturers do their part to be environmentally friendly  

Green boating is more than just riding out on blue-greenish waters.

July 17, 2008 12:00 am

The Goby made its way into Lake Michigan waters a decade ago

The first time you saw a goby, you may have wondered what it was.

July 10, 2008 12:00 am

Largemouth bass lurks in many local waters

It doesn't always take a big lake to catch a good-size largemouth bass.

July 03, 2008 12:00 am

Turtles are best left in their natural environment

For animals that have a reputation for being slow, turtles have a big lead over humans in their earthly existence.

June 26, 2008 12:00 am

Hammond Marina reopens following 2007 casino construction

On May 1, the Hammond Marina officially opened for the boating season for the first time in two years.

June 19, 2008 12:00 am

Endangered Karner blue butterfly takes up local residence

Little sections of the Indiana Dunes provide an oasis in a world that is basically a desert to the Karner blue butterfly.

June 12, 2008 12:00 am

Fun to catch, good to eat

Think back to some of your earliest fishing memories and they will probably include a bluegill or two.

June 05, 2008 12:00 am
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