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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year (2017), inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.
2017 Michigan DNR Fisheries Division Meetings!
13 Public Meetings Around State for Anglers
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year (2017), inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns. "Conversations & Coffee with DNR Fisheries Division" will take place in each of the eight management units that oversee Michigan's fisheries. Read the Full Story »



In this class for beginners, starting at 10 a.m., the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will present various strategies and techniques for chasing northern Michigan bass.
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Catch More Northern Michigan Bass with May 13 Class!
In this class for beginners, starting at 10 a.m., the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will present various strategies and techniques for chasing northern Michigan bass. Feel free to bring your own gear. This clinic will cover a wide range of techniques for pursuing both smallmouth and largemouth bass, but will focus on the use of various plastic presentations, including Texas rigging, Carolina rigging, tube jigs, etc. Full details »


D & R Sports Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan has a huge selection of fishing tackle, outdoors gear and boats. Their 2017 Spring Fishing and Boat show runs April 14-15.
2017 D & R Sports Center Spring Show
29th Annual Spring Fishing & Boat Show Apr 14-15!
The 29th Annual D & R Sports Center Spring Fishing & Boat Show is their largest sale of year with factory reps and FREE seminars by pro anglers. Parking and attendance is FREE! The 2017 Spring Fishing and Boat Show features seminars including Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese, David Fritts, Jonathon VanDam and Ott DeFoe. Read the Full Story »



MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke state the MDNR fully supports eliminating the existing bass season limits from state law
MDNR Says Earlier Bass Season Good For Michigan
Senate Bill 869 passes Michigan Senate unanimously
At the March 20 Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing on SB 869, MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke stated the MDNR fully supports eliminating the existing bass season limits from state law because recent science has proven that some of their concerns are no longer as large and giving flexibility to the NRC to set an earlier season will be good for Michigan. MDNR statement »



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Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
No change - bass seasons stay the same with a closed season.
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CIR Jan 1 until last Saturday in April. L.P. regular opener is moved to last Sat in April, U.P. reg opener moved to May 15.

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Bass Fishing Reports

xx Another good day for a buzzbait Round Lake 7-14-17

July 17, 2017, 07:00:33 PM by djkimmel
So, I need the practice this year... losing way more fish - especially bass - than normal... so off the Round Lake again this past Friday (July 14, 2017) for a real early morning (pre-6am) weekly 'alone-time' therapy practice session.

Beca...
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xx Lobdell Lake looks better than I've seen it in years 7-11-17

July 17, 2017, 04:27:07 PM by djkimmel
Derek has to start our weekly fishing session with an errand to fish a leaky tire first. Since the repair place was on the way to Flint along I-69 he suggested we give Lobdell Lake another try (first time this year though). I've been dreading this be...
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xx Round Lake Return of the Buzzbait 7-6-17

July 16, 2017, 09:23:36 PM by djkimmel
Oh how I've missed the buzzbait... Why I haven't been giving some buzzbait love much the past few seasons... I'm not sure. Probably a combination of only so much time for so many lures, I get bored easy, I like to experiment and try new things, I for...
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xx My Holiday on Round Lake 7-3-2017

July 16, 2017, 04:33:03 PM by djkimmel
Having only fished 1 day in the last 11!, and being 5 days since the short day on St. Clair breaking in cameraguy's new boat, I just couldn't take it anymore! Though I knew better - the weather looked hot but dry and calm for the Monday before the 4t...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx NEW Podcast about Lake St. Clair bass fishing featuring Wayne Carpenter

Yesterday at 11:13:20 AM by WayneC
I recently sat down for an interview with Ken and Dom at Hunt2Fish Outdoors. The following podcast covers a great many bass fishing topics when fishing Lake St. Clair. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the experience of sitting down with...
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xx Short trip to Lake St. Clair to break in a new boat for cameraguy! 6-28-17

July 16, 2017, 02:20:25 PM by djkimmel
So Wednesday, June 28, 2017, I got up pretty early to make the 100 mile drive for the first time to cameraguy's new house in SE Michigan. I was meeting him at 6:30am but I wasn't driving through the dark just to see someone's new abode, no... the rea...
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xx My 1st 2017 bass fishing trip to Lake St. Clair 5-15

June 12, 2017, 03:57:31 PM by djkimmel
I was disappointed to say the least when our legislative bass fishing outing for Monday, May 15 had to be canceled. Thankfully, Greg Glasser contacted me and said since we had planned to be out there anyway we might as well go fishing! I said yes,...
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Bruce Kraemer of Indian River, Michigan likes to fish the Indian River. It's just a few hundred feet from his house so it's con..  Read more

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Outdoor Shows News
Here are the dates for the 2018 Michigan Ultimate Sport Show Tour - the three largest and most highly attended sport shows in Michigan!
For 72 years sportsmen and sportswomen from across Lower Michigan have traveled to Grand Rapids each spring to enjoy the states premiere outdoors show.
It is not too late to pick up some last-minute tips from one of the nationally ac..  Read more

The Kent County Sheriff Department will hold a free Off Road Vehicle Certification Class on Saturday, March 18 at the Ultimate Sport Show-Grand Rapids.

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GreatLakesBass.com member Steve Clapper is inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame by friend Larry Nixon. Photo credit: Millenium Promotions
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Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
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If fishing for smallmouth bass is your passion, summer bass fishing on Lake St. Clair and its connecting waters is the place to be. As the summer bite emerges two trends define the period th..  Read more

Michigans catch and release bass fishing season is finally here and not a moment too soon. The combination of one of the longest coldest winters in..  Read more


Conservation, Environment & Legislation
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that test results on fish collected in the ongoing fish kill event on Lake St. Clair were confirmed to be positive for vi..  Read more

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New Zealand Mud Snails have been discovered in the East Branch of the Au Sable River, just downstream of the Harrietta Hills Trout Farm-Grayling.
At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeti..  Read more


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My first adventure to the Mexican Sierra Madre mountains and Lake Comedero started with the biggest largemouth bass of my life and ended with a bigger one!!! A better script would have been hard to write on purpose. It will be challenging for this writer to put into words what a fantastic trip this remote bass fishing adventure is, but with the help of some pictures I will try.

To travel to a truly remote area unlike anything most of us have been exposed to, you need to put your trip success and trust into the hands of a most experienced outfitter. We chose Ron Speed Jr's Ron Speed Jr's Adventures Read more »


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