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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. - 0 (0%)
CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers. - 9 (20%)
CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too. - 5 (11%)
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. - 30 (68%)
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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...
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moved MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
December 14, 2014, 06:24:40 PM djkimmel
MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
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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...
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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...
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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
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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, ...
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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....
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