Home  |  Forum  |  GL Blog  |  News  |  Tournament News  |  Conservation  |  Videos  |  Join  |  Site Map  |  Site Search  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertise  |  Online Shopping  |  DONATE  | reluctant

Join GreatLakesBass.com register with a free membership

GreatLakesBass.com - Extensive bass fishing home page specializing in Great Lakes, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario bass fishing techniques, news, issues, conservation, bass fishing reports, bass fishing videos, bass biology, tournament strategy, bass fishing lure and fishing tackle, bass fishing forum and fishing message board, logistics, weather and safety, and product information.

           GreatLakesBass.com - Bass Fishing – Home

             Your Great Lakes and Michigan Online
               Bass Fishing and Tournament Community.

Bass Forums
GreatLakesBass.com Fishing Reports
GreatLakesBass.com Store
GreatLakesBass.com News

Support GLBass.com Sponsors

See all GLBass Sponsors

Advertise on this Site

BuyFishfinders.com offers great deals on Humminbird, Lowrance and Garmin fishfinders, GPS, side imaging, down imaging, sonars, nuvi navigation and chartplotters.

Big Fish Tackle

Other Sections

Our Other Sections links and site info has moved to the About Us page. You can also check out the site layout on the Site Map or try the Site Search page if you like.

Lots of fishing and outdoor news available by section here including Tournament News, Conservation (including legislation and environmental news) and Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing on our exotic side.

Questions or comments about anything? Contact Us or post on the Bass Fishing Forum.

GreatLakesBass.com is owned & operated by angler, writer, outdoor photographer & conservationist Dan Kimmel. For more information:

About GreatLakesBass.com

Dan Kimmel's Bio

Our Newest Domains:
Great Lakes Ice Fishing
Kentucky Lake Bass
Michigan Bass Tournaments
Fishing Knots
Detroit River

Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot

Bad Behavior
The 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids runs Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22 at DeVos Place.
New Features, speakers highlight Ultimate Sport Show!
Wicked Tuna's Capt. Dave Carraro Headlines
Nail-biting lumberjack competitions and breathtaking tales about catching elusive 600-pound bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic are two of the featured activities new to the 70th annual Ultimate Sport Show, March 19 to 23 at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Show Manager Ben Nielsen says the Lumberjacks will keep you on the edge of your seat and our all-star lineup of seminar speakers is second to none. Show details »

Lake Superior State University college bass angler Nate Sleight says what college fishing and bass tournaments mean to him
College Fishing
What it Means to Me
Lake Superior State University college bass angler Nate Sleight says what college fishing and bass tournaments mean to him, and how the college bass experience can benefit any aspiring young bass tournament angler. College Bass Fishing »

The 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids annual Tony Gates Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger food drive Thursday, March 19.
Donations Help Feed the Hungry
Bring Food to the Ultimate Sport Show for FREE Entry
It's that time of year again when sportsmen and sportswomen in West Michigan step up and make a difference for those less fortunate in the community. The Annual Tony Gates/ Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food will be Thursday, March 19, during opening day of the Ultimate Sport Show, at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. 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 »

Featured Poll

Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
No change - bass seasons stay the same with a closed season. - 0 (0%)
CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers. - 11 (22%)
CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too. - 5 (10%)
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. - 32 (66%)
Total Voters: 48

Members can take our poll »

Bass Fishing Reports
xx Burt & Mullett October 2014
February 05, 2015, 11:23:42 AM TCook
Burt & Mullett October 2014
If your asking why I am making a report from last year now its because Im really bored and tired of this winter. Anyways every year I make a few trips to Indian River and this year I decided to go with my father and Mike one of my good buddies and...
3 comments | Write Comment

moved MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
December 14, 2014, 06:24:40 PM djkimmel
MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
This topic has been moved to Bass Fishing Inland Lakes & Rivers.http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?topic=25230.0

xx West side drowned River mouth lakes
October 23, 2014, 07:38:42 PM robhj
West side drowned River mouth lakes
Got out this afternoon, water temp was around 50, beautiful day to be on the water. I got 10 fish, biggest went over 4, all caught on plastics in 5-12 fow. Tried some other baits but had all of my action crawling plastics. As you can see, I fish...
5 comments | Write Comment

xx Mullett Lake
September 02, 2014, 03:34:00 PM Hollada
Mullett Lake
Good half day of fishing.  10-15 mph winds made the fishing a little slow.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.   Fished cranks, spinnerbaits, and c rig craws, but the drop shot dream shot was the ticket.  5.5 lb smallmouth.  Northern...
15 comments | Write Comment

More Michigan Fishing Reports »

Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
xx MonsterQuest
October 21, 2014, 06:12:21 PM Hollada
Anyone from GLB get a chance to fish the MQ on Sunday?  Please tell us about it!  I heard there were some huge sacks amongst the top 4 (over 28 won it).  I didn't hear if the whole field did well or only the normal top finishers.Dan
1 comment | Write Comment

xx The Big Boys are Feedin'
October 14, 2014, 12:12:22 AM Coop
The Big Boys are Feedin'
Took at quick trip down out of the Det River last Friday. Did very well, even in the milky water.  Even tried clear shallower areas on the U.S side, but caught all near the island in 14-10 ft of water. Would have really crushed em if it was clearer, ...
3 comments | Write Comment

xx Thanks Mojo and Jack
October 04, 2014, 07:35:55 AM Rangerman
Thanks Mojo and Jack
for the guided tour. Learned alot about the other side of the lake and what to look for and fish. Hope to get up with ya again on next trip. Breaking my personal best with a 5-2 and then again with a 6-4 in the same day Tues was worth the 700 ride....
1 comment | Write Comment

More Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports »

Latest from the Image Gallery

Views: 63
Filesize: 361.11KB
Date: March 14, 2015, 01:50:12 PM
By: djkimmel

Views: 50
Filesize: 338.49KB
Date: March 14, 2015, 01:45:31 PM
By: djkimmel

Views: 59
Filesize: 129.34KB
Date: March 07, 2015, 04:38:02 AM
By: Mike S.

Tournament News
Every young tournament angler shares the same dream - making it pro. But in today's world this dream is often laug..  Read more

A Competition Under The Surface
01/29/2015 03:45 PM
There are a wide variety of sports and competitions that ta..  Read more

Add another name to the growing list of Michigan bass pros making their mark on the..  Read more

The Adrian College Athletic Department announced the addition of Bass Fishing to its athletics roster. The College is the latest to add one ..  Read more

Bass Fishing & Outdoor News
The National Professional Anglers Association is holdin..  Read more

Effective May 24, 2013, under a new Indiana Department of Natural Resources rule, an umbrella rig, like the Alabama Rig, can now have up to three hooks and unli..  Read more

Cardiac Bass
07/06/2013 03:24 AM
Bedfishing smallmouths is a blast, but for the adrenaline junky in all of u..  Read more

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will conduct a public open house on the proposed acquisition of property on Eag..  Read more

Outdoor Shows News
Nail-biting lumberjack competitions and breathtaking tales about catching elusive 600-pound bluefin tuna in the North Atlan..  Read more

The Kent County Sheriff Department will hold a free Off Road Vehicle Certification Class on Saturday, March ..  Read more

It is that time of year again when sportsmen and sportswomen in West Michigan step up and make a difference for those less fortunate in the community. The Annual Tony ..  Read more

The 42nd Annual Outdoorama, February 26 to March 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in ..  Read more

Featured Video / Picture

The popular Hawg Trough returns to the 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids for action seminars with real live bass going after seminar leader presentations.
The popular Hawg Trough returns to the 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids for action seminars with real live bass going after seminar leader presentations. The huge, mostly FREE seminar lineup includes the Ultimate Bass Clinic on Saturday - a nominal $25 fee applies and you receive a free goody bag along with advanced, detailed bass fishing knowledge!

Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
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 Department of Natural Resources has announced it ..  Read more

Legislation was reintroduced in this new session that would give fisheries order authority ba..  Read more

The Michigan Senate passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on August 13, a citizen initiative brought to the Legislature by the signatures of almost 300,00..  Read more

In order to get public input on proposed regulations to expand Michigan bass fishing seasons, the Department of Natural Resources has announced an online survey and..  Read more

Special Features

Grande Giant Mexico largemouth bass caught from Lake Comedero January 2009

Mexico Bass Fishing – The Adventure of a Lifetime!

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 »

Back to Top

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

National Bass Anglers Association – NBAA Bass Premier multi-state bass tournament circuit
National Bass Anglers Association
Preferred Bass Tournament Circuit of GreatLakesBass.com
Anglers who want to fish the best, go to the NBAA Page »

Website Design & Web Hosting

Need quality, affordable website design or web hosting? Use us! Check our complete line of Internet services at Angler Hosting! Whether you need a new website or your old site modernized, we can do it! We can socialize it for you and create a website you can update yourself too!

Latest Website News

» Despite Proposals 1 and 2 losing in the November 4 vote the NRC still gets scientific fish and wildlife management authority back on March 31, 2015.

» MUCC leads hunters and anglers to major Michigan anti-hunting victor - CPWM partners work together to win passage of the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to protect Michigan hunting and fishing rights by using sound science not radical animals rights emotional propaganda campaigns!

» MUCC adopts Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation  Bass Season Change Resolution as policy 6/22/2014 providing a very important resource and support for a year-round Michigan bass season!!

Upcoming Events

What's New

» Outdoorama 2014 new hours
» Great tool
» Great KustomKicker Jigs Contest on Facebook now through May 24, 2013
» Get the new season started off right - with a discount!
» Chad Pipkens Joins Troll Perfect Pro Staff

GLBass.com Store

 - GLB.com Decals
 - L St Clair Bass Books
 - L St Clair Marked Maps
 - GLB.com Official Wear
 - Online Shopping Deals
 - Visit Our Amazon Store

Buy GLBass.com Apparel

Buy almost anything from the GLBass Amazon.com Store

Featured Affiliate Offers

Bass Fishing Forum

 - Fishing Reports
 - General Discussion
 - Internet Sales & Deals
 - Fishing Videos
 - Ultimate Sport Show
 - What's New
 - Tournaments
   - Members' Bass

   - NBAA
   - FLW Outdoors
   - Clapper's Corner
 - Find a Fishing Partner
 - AMAZON Peacock Bass!
 - MEXICO Bass Fishing!
 - Youth Fishing
 - Electronics Talk
 - Make Your Own Lures
 - Christian Anglers Board
 - Conservation & Regs
 - Bass Clubs
 - For Sale

Tournament News

 - Tournament News
 - Tournament Forum
 - Members' Tournament
 - FLW Outdoors
 - B.A.S.S.
 - Opens/Other
 - Fantasy Fishing
 - Tournament Calendar

Online Articles

 - Amazon Peacock Bass

 - Bass Fishing Articles
 - Mexico Giant Bass Fishing!
 - Louie Stout Deal in Hope
 - Win from back of boat
 - Cody Harris' Great Year
 - I am JVD
 - Pro Debut-2 by Duke
 - Hot Ice Fishing Tech
 - Taste of the South
    Lake Ovid

 - Looking for Sponsorship?


 - What's New
 - Fishing News
 - Tournament News
 - Conservation News
 - Outdoor Show News
 - VHS Virus Info
 - Join a TBF Club -
   The Bass Boys

Weather & Resources

 - Safe boating
 - Fishing Videos
 - Marine Weather Links
 - New Resources Page

Fishing Pictures

 - Fish of Family/Friends
 - Lots of Big Bass
 - Those Other Fish

GLBass.com Sponsors

 - Angling AI - custom molds
 - Case Plastics
 - Drop Shot Dennys B&T
 - Exotic Outdoor Adv
   Ron Speed Jr

 - GenieLogs.com
 - KustomKicker Jigs
 - Matteson Marine
 - Mikes Rx Baits
 - P-LINE.com
 - RecLending.com
 - Ultimate Sport Show
 - The Tackle Hut
 - Troll Perfect
 - Wonderland Marine West
 - Worldwide Marine


 - Conservation News
 - Michigan Bass Season
 - Conservation Forum
 - Regulations Forum
 - Michigan 06 CIR Bass
   Season Official

 - Dropshot legal in MI 06

Back to Top

Dan's Sponsors


Xtreme Bass Tackle

Flint Sign and Design flintsign.com
Deka Batteries www.dekabattery.com


GreatLakesBass.com | News | GL Blog | Bass Forum | Videos | Articles | My Confidence ProductsTournamentsBass Biology | Building Bass Boats

Bass TipsYouth | Fishing Pictures | Conservation/Legislation | GreatLakesBass.com Store | Resources | Weather | GLBass.com Apparel

Advertise | Site Sponsors | Online Shopping | Site Map | Contact Us | Site Search | About Us | Links | Link to Us | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy

©2005–2015 Dan Kimmel All Rights Reserved

Spam Harvester Protection Network
provided by Unspam