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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year (2017), inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.
2017 Michigan DNR Fisheries Division Meetings!
13 Public Meetings Around State for Anglers
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year (2017), inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns. "Conversations & Coffee with DNR Fisheries Division" will take place in each of the eight management units that oversee Michigan's fisheries. Read the Full Story »



In this class for beginners, starting at 10 a.m., the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will present various strategies and techniques for chasing northern Michigan bass.
Beginners Bass Fishing Class
Catch More Northern Michigan Bass with May 13 Class!
In this class for beginners, starting at 10 a.m., the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff will present various strategies and techniques for chasing northern Michigan bass. Feel free to bring your own gear. This clinic will cover a wide range of techniques for pursuing both smallmouth and largemouth bass, but will focus on the use of various plastic presentations, including Texas rigging, Carolina rigging, tube jigs, etc. Full details »


D & R Sports Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan has a huge selection of fishing tackle, outdoors gear and boats. Their 2017 Spring Fishing and Boat show runs April 14-15.
2017 D & R Sports Center Spring Show
29th Annual Spring Fishing & Boat Show Apr 14-15!
The 29th Annual D & R Sports Center Spring Fishing & Boat Show is their largest sale of year with factory reps and FREE seminars by pro anglers. Parking and attendance is FREE! The 2017 Spring Fishing and Boat Show features seminars including Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese, David Fritts, Jonathon VanDam and Ott DeFoe. Read the 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.
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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 Road trip to Burt Lake makes me wonder why 9-1-2017

September 23, 2017, 09:20:56 PM by djkimmel
I get a call from Steve Petersen. He's on his way to his in-laws up north and is stopping Friday on Burt Lake. Do I want to fish with him Friday (9-1-2017)?

Yes, it's only one day and a loooooooonnngg drive there and back for one day... bu...
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xx The world's shortest fishing report 8-31-2017

September 23, 2017, 08:44:30 PM by djkimmel
Returned to Lake 'M' with Derek on Thursday, August 31. The fishing sucked. All we caught was a few dinks. The end.
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xx Fall arrives early with a Big Fall Bite Round Lake 8-24-2017

September 23, 2017, 06:43:54 PM by djkimmel
I'm not sure what to actually call this day of fishing at little Round Lake Lansing on Thursday, August 24, 2017?? Day of the Eagle because the Bald Eagle pair spent much of the day around the south end of the lake. Lots of squeaking and squawking. E...
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xx Dog Days of Summer return to Round Lake 8-20-2017

September 23, 2017, 04:06:31 PM by djkimmel
I unwisely risk another weekend shot at Round Lake just north of Lansing on a weekend Sunday, August 20, 2017 and get a dose of the 'dog days' and some more crazy boaters!

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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx 8-16-2017 Lake St. Clair with cameraguy again

September 22, 2017, 05:39:24 PM by djkimmel
The call of Lake St. Clair is powerful so no surprise that cameraguy says lets go fishing Wednesday (8-16-2017), and lets go to St. Clair again! Okay. Not a hard sell for me... We were a little slow to start so didn't get out real easy.

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xx Mystery Man whacks them while I watch (and catch a few too) LSC 8-10-17

September 22, 2017, 03:00:05 PM by djkimmel
Right back to Lake St. Clair the following day - Thursday, August 10, 2017. This time I'm going out with a 'local' who fishes there a lot. Due to various reasons that are not important, I will refer to him solely as 'Mystery Man.' Don't ask why. Just...
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clip New PB

September 11, 2017, 05:22:52 PM by Jefferson
5lb 10oz 21 1/2 inch tank. Cranking around the mile roads early Sunday.[img][/
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Bruce Kraemer of Indian River, Michigan likes to fish the Indian River. It's just a few hundred feet from his house so it's con..  Read more

Through the 2016 selection of legendary Great Lakes angler Steve Clapper, the Hall h..  Read more


Outdoor Shows News
Here are the dates for the 2018 Michigan Ultimate Sport Show Tour - the three largest and most highly attended sport shows in Michigan!
For 72 years sportsmen and sportswomen from across Lower Michigan have traveled to Grand Rapids each spring to enjoy the states premiere outdoors show.
It is not too late to pick up some last-minute tips from one of the nationally ac..  Read more

The Kent County Sheriff Department will hold a free Off Road Vehicle Certification Class on Saturday, March 18 at the Ultimate Sport Show-Grand Rapids.

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GreatLakesBass.com member Steve Clapper is inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame by friend Larry Nixon. Photo credit: Millenium Promotions
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Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
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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


Conservation, Environment & Legislation
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.
At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeti..  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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