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The 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids runs Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22 at DeVos Place.
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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 »



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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 Croton Dam Pond

April 29, 2015, 08:32:48 PM by FSU Basser
I am fishing on Croton Saturday morning. I have never been on the lake. Any ideas on where to start or what to look for. Thanks
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xx Hardy Dam Pond Report

April 26, 2015, 06:53:15 AM by Coop
I wanted to update all of you on my 2 days on Hardy. First off water temps on Friday 46-52. Today 46-49. Let me tell you, hammerhandle city... On Friday fished points and edges and tops of larger flats. Threw a jerk bait most of Friday with around...
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xx Prespawn slow roll

April 24, 2015, 08:17:45 PM by djkimmel
My friend Derek was nice and took me fishing in a snow storm to Lake Ponemah. Never been there but it turns out fishing the lake during cold water prespawn right after a snow storm isn't a bad idea.

We lasted 4 hours of very chilly, windy ...
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xx First bass on a bed Saturday

April 22, 2015, 01:00:19 PM by djkimmel
I want rowboat fishing on a favorite, to be unnamed, shallow lake in Barry County Saturday, fighting with the wind a little during the day while getting some exercise. I did not have a temp gauge with me but I found the first largemouth bass of the...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Lake St. Clair

May 19, 2015, 01:22:29 PM by RP
Went to St. Clair May 7-10 had a great time, didn't get the 300 or so you read about. But did average 50 smallies a day and plus a dozen pike and only one Muskie about 46 inches. Launched out of Harley Insign great launch. Most on jerk baits did get ...
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xx Smallies on beds??????????

May 15, 2015, 07:44:47 AM by tmetz11
Hit St Clair Thursday with my brother. Wind out of the east but fishing was great. Hit the mile roads in 7-8' of water. Crystal clear and sand grass growing. We fished strictly tubes on 3/16 heads, white or any smoke tube and nailed 67 very nice sma...
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xx Saturday on the lake.

May 03, 2015, 05:35:36 AM by dartag
Fished yesterday with Dan aka Hollada.  Got to Crocker a little early and was surprised there were not as many trailers as I thought there would be.  The Coast Guard guys were there.  They did the inspection and we chatted a bit.  Headed south toward...
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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!

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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


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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

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