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The 74th Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids runs March 14 through March 17, 2019 at DeVos Place downtown
74th Ultimate Sport Show is Here!
Plenty of Fishing and Hunting Gear, Seminars
Some things never change... Or do they? Take the Ultimate Sport Show - Grand Rapids, for example. Now in its 74th year, this show seeps with tradition that keeps people coming back year after year, yet, is a brand-new experience every time they attend! Running March 14-17 there will be plenty of fishing and hunting gear, and seminars galore including the Ultimate Bass Clinic on Saturday! Read the Story »



Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene broke the 30 pound mark retaking the Lake St. Clair 5-bass tournament limit record during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a huge 30.31 pounds catch of smallmouth bass.
Dobson and Greene Break 30 Pounds on Lake St. Clair!
30.31 Pounds Limit Retakes Lake Record
Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene break the 30 pound 5-bass limit barrier during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a massive 30.31 pounds catch to win the annual Lake St. Clair tournament. This is the first known 30-plus pounds limit from the big lake. Read the Story »


The 2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour starts January 10 - 13 with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit in Novi. Outdoorama February 28 to March 3, and the Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids March 14 - 17.
2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour
Ultimate Sport Show Tour Dates Posted!
The 2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour kicks off in Novi with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace Thursday, January 10 - Sunday, January 13. Outdoorama is February 28 - March 3, also at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, followed by the Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids March 14-17 at DeVos Place. GreatLakesBass.com / GLIF will be in booth 3362 at the Ultimate Fishing Show. Read the UFS Details »



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 Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing on SB 869, MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke stated the MDNR fully supports removing bass season limits from state law because of recent science giving flexibility to the NRC to set an earlier season that will be good for Michigan. MDNR statement »



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Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
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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 Lake Charlevoix Smallmouth Fishing Report

Today at 04:46:11 AM by Bigbass201
It's hard to believe that the winds can blow for a entire week straight, but it pretty much did while I was in the Chalevoix area. The mornings were the best shot at getting out. I fished the very south ends of the north and south arms on Cha...
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xx Charlevoix Area Fishing?

August 18, 2019, 08:19:21 AM by Bigbass201
I'm headed up north next week and will be staying in Boyne City with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. I'm just wondering how the summer bite has been going on the lakes in this area. Jim and I usually do a spring trip in May and we t...
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xx Electronics that show you the Lure and Fish Behind it

August 04, 2019, 06:36:17 AM by Bigbass201
I had the pleasure of fishing with a good friend Brad Jones.  He has these electronics called Livescope.  You can cast out and see your lure coming in.  If there is fish behind your lure you can see how it reacts to it.  Pretty amazing technology.  I...
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xx Lake Diane Michigan Fishing Report

July 07, 2019, 07:05:10 PM by Bigbass201
Jim and I ended up going back to Lake Diane.  I often ask myself why I keep coming back to this stingy lake.  I guess it's those from the DNR and other sources that say the lake has the potential to produce the next state record bass.  That coupled w...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx LSC Next Week

September 07, 2019, 08:46:04 AM by chkoch99
Going to be at LSC next Thursday evening through Sunday.  Staying in a house on the lake off of 11 mile.  Interested in any recent info on locating smallies.  Don?t need waypoints, but if you can provide some general areas to try, depth, baits and pa...
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xx Lake St. Clair Smallmouth Fishing Near Shore

September 01, 2019, 06:50:34 AM by Bigbass201
I had a close friend that went to St. Clair for the first time recently and he thought he had to travel all over the lake to catch smallmouth.  I told him there were plenty of smallmouth close to shore.  It inspired me to do a quick morning trip ther...
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xx Monday 8/19 report

August 20, 2019, 03:32:56 PM by tubechucker
headed out real early from the spillway intending the fish deep for bass around the channels. Weather man said light wind, he was wrong. It was blowing pretty good out there so I headed up the river. Caught 12 with mostly big smallmouth and a few...
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Both Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit
Both of Michigan's most famous bass anglers Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit for seminars and events. The Ultimate Fishing Show runs Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13. More details: KVD, Zona Headline 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show.

Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
It's been just over 30 years since water levels were high like they are today, so how has the bass fishing been? As is always the case, select areas are holding good numbers of smallmouth, but overall..  Read more

For the last 16 years, my job has been to find spots on Lake St. Clair for smallmouth bass anglers. In spite of all my efforts to do so, I can unequivocally say that we are just scratching the sur..  Read more

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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.
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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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