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The 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show features Kevin VanDam and Mark Zona with many other fishing experts in free seminars!
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Largemouth and Smallmouth bass are the top targets of Michigan anglers. Two of the most recognized names in the bass-fishing industry - Kevin VanDam and Mark Zona - headline the list of nationally-acclaimed anglers giving free seminars at the 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show! Details »



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Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel shows his record-sized 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass he caught fishing the Hubbard Lake Open. Photo credit: Bill McQuarrie
Gasiciel Lands Record Bass
9.32 Pound Bass Bests 1906 Michigan State Record
Rhodes, Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel landed the smallmouth bass of a lifetime Sunday, October 18, 2015 while fishing the Bass Anglers of the Sunrise Side Hubbard Lake Open. Gasiciel was fishing a grub shallow along the shoreline when the giant 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass bit. Details »



MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke state the MDNR fully supports eliminating the existing bass season limits from state law
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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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Bass Fishing Reports

xx Early November Smallie Trip

October 29, 2015, 08:12:47 AM by mwagner0071
Hi guys,

Looking for advice.

Looking at hitting the NW Mich area for smallies Nov 5 - 8.  Fishing full days, Thursday - Sunday.  My annual B-Day trip.  Was planning to go to Simcoe as part of annual trip, but thinking I might k...
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xx Northern Michigan Smackdown. Big Swimbaits and Jigs (warning pics of hogs)

October 13, 2015, 04:31:42 PM by brg_bassmaster
Well i just finished up my 30 days of leave back home in the great state of michigan. I literally did not have one day of bad fishing. My last day out we caught 21.5lbs on our best 5 largemouth all on jigs in 40 degree weather and rain right after...
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xx Mullett Lake

October 13, 2015, 10:44:46 AM by robhj
Headed up to Mullett Lake this past weekend on short notice. Fished Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was tougher than usual, but great opportunity to use my new wind sock. The fish seemed to be deeper, and we caught a few on cranks and dropshot....
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xx North this weekend

September 28, 2015, 07:38:58 PM by PIGSMALLIE
So which lakes would you guys suggest hitting this weekend,for some big smalljaws....I thought about hitting the chain,just wondered if anyone had any other suggestions.
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Sportsmen's Direct New Location- Coming Soon!

August 24, 2015, 12:35:03 PM by raisinrat
Dear valued customers and business partners,

Sportsmen's Direct is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new location. Many of you are probably already familiar with the property, as it was the Boater's World building that has been...
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xx 06/20/15 Anchor Bay

June 20, 2015, 06:41:22 PM by Hollada
Launched at self ridge  fished 7:00-12:00.  Fished the bay as well as over towards the channel.  caught about a dozen smallies between us.  Probably had 15-16 lbs with one near 5.  Couldn't find a solid pattern.  Caught fish on drop shot, tubes, trap...
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xx Road Closing on Interstate around St. Clair

June 13, 2015, 11:57:36 AM by Rangerman
Exit ramps closed off from I-75 to I-94 and on up the line without warning from Friday 9 pm to late Sundays :o :o :o :o Made it real hard for a non-local to get up to Harley or any of the ramps and the Hotels. No Detour routes marked. Just a heads...
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Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel shows his record-sized 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass he caught fishing the Hubbard Lake Open. Photo credit: Bill McQuarrie
Rhodes, Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel landed the smallmouth bass of a lifetime Sunday, October 18, 2015 while fishing the Bass Anglers of the Sunrise Side Hubbard Lake Open. Gasiciel was fishing a grub shallow along the shoreline when the giant 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass bit. Check out the article Gasiciel Lands Record Bass

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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

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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.

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