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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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
- No change - bass seasons stay the same with a closed season.
- CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers.
- CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too.
- 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.
Members can take our poll »
Bass Fishing Reports
Took the Ranger Z21 to Lake Orion this past Wednesday to fish with an old bass club buddy, Paul Wills.
We got a late start due to Stony Creek Impoudment being inaccessible. The Metropark lake is being lowered to make improvements. We trie...
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Not 100% sure... but I think I just heard a chupacabra!?!
I made the mistake of not being able to sleep so I was up extra early and...
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Yes I was, but Tuesday, August 1st I'm right back early, early in the morning on Round Lake again. Why? Why not...!
Went old school on 'em...
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So... I lied about fishing today (I had said I wasn't going - this was Sunday, July 30th 2017). My rule is to normally avoid weekend fishing like the plague!! The past couple hours are reminding me why bigtime...
Looked at the weather and ...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
Well finally going to make my first trip to St Clair for smallies. Coming up tomorrow afternoon and fishing Monday & Tuesday winds look good. If anyone can help me out to get started I'd really appreciate it. I plan on launching at Harley Ensign ramp...
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Wednesday morning, August 9, 2017 I hopped in cameraguy's new Ranger Boat for another crack at the big one - Lake St. Clair (and big smallmouth bass)!! I had asked generically for tips, upsetting a few people as doing so always does but receiving a n...
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Every young tournament angler shares the same dream - making it pro. But in today's world this dream is often laug.. Read more
There are a wide variety of sports and competitions that ta.. Read more
Add another name to the growing list of Michigan bass pros making their mark on the.. Read more
Bass Fishing & Outdoor News
Announcing the 29th Annual D & R Sports Center Spring.. Read more
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.
Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
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
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public f.. Read more
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
Mexico Bass Fishing – The Adventure of a Lifetime!
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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