Sporting goods sales are booming despite economic downturn

Sporting goods sales are booming despite economic downturn
WENATCHEE — Don’t try to convince Kelsey Hilderbrand that a slowdown in the economy means a slowdown in the sporting goods business. He ain’t buying it. The 36-year-old owner of High Mountain Hunting Supply points to his store’s recent 3,000-square-foot expansion, shelves newly packed with specialized product lines and a growing customer base hungry for expert advice on hunting, fishing and …

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Landing the big fish Lake St. Clair puts out monster muskies

Landing the big fish Lake St. Clair puts out monster muskies
ON LAKE ST. CLAIR, Mich. — Few who have spent time trolling on Lake St. Clair would argue that it is not the best muskellunge lake on the continent. On this summer day we’ve boated and released six up to 42 inches, along with a 32-inch northern pike. read more

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