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The 74th Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids runs March 14 through March 17, 2019 at DeVos Place downtown
74th Ultimate Sport Show is Here!
Plenty of Fishing and Hunting Gear, Seminars
Some things never change... Or do they? Take the Ultimate Sport Show - Grand Rapids, for example. Now in its 74th year, this show seeps with tradition that keeps people coming back year after year, yet, is a brand-new experience every time they attend! Running March 14-17 there will be plenty of fishing and hunting gear, and seminars galore including the Ultimate Bass Clinic on Saturday! Read the Story »



Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene broke the 30 pound mark retaking the Lake St. Clair 5-bass tournament limit record during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a huge 30.31 pounds catch of smallmouth bass.
Dobson and Greene Break 30 Pounds on Lake St. Clair!
30.31 Pounds Limit Retakes Lake Record
Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene break the 30 pound 5-bass limit barrier during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a massive 30.31 pounds catch to win the annual Lake St. Clair tournament. This is the first known 30-plus pounds limit from the big lake. Read the Story »


The 2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour starts January 10 - 13 with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit in Novi. Outdoorama February 28 to March 3, and the Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids March 14 - 17.
2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour
Ultimate Sport Show Tour Dates Posted!
The 2019 Ultimate Sport Show Tour kicks off in Novi with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace Thursday, January 10 - Sunday, January 13. Outdoorama is February 28 - March 3, also at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, followed by the Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids March 14-17 at DeVos Place. GreatLakesBass.com / GLIF will be in booth 3362 at the Ultimate Fishing Show. Read the UFS Details »



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 Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing on SB 869, MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke stated the MDNR fully supports removing bass season limits from state law because of recent science giving flexibility to the NRC to set an earlier season that 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.
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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 Not so Hot Pond Report

November 24, 2018, 06:39:20 AM by dartag
Fished the Hot Ponds Black Friday.   Not sure what was up but we only caught 1 bass in 5 hours.   Wind was out of the southeast when we got there.  A little bumpy but not to bad of a ride in.   Starting at the mouth it seemed the water is higher than...
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xx largemouth bass fishing

November 21, 2018, 06:11:41 PM by jimboski56
HAD AN AWESOME DAY OF COLD WATER INLAND LAKE LARGIE FISHING, BLADE BAIT WAS ON FIRE
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xx Smallmouth Fishing Northern Michigan Labor Day Week

November 10, 2018, 01:00:11 AM by Bigbass201
It took a little while to piece this together.  Darn audio issues caused me to lose some footage.  Still managed to put something together for you.  This was my usual 4 1/2 hour morning fishing trip while my wife had her morning coffee.  This is how ...
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clip Stony Creek 10/30

November 06, 2018, 07:16:03 AM by cameraguy
   The day started out well. With air temps in the lower 40s, the lake was flat calm. Dan and I had not expected that. The wind would pick up later in the morning and would make it feel much cooler than the predicted high of mid 50s.
   I got t...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

clip Tuesday, May 14

May 16, 2019, 07:01:50 AM by cameraguy
Got out a little late due to Dan encountering horrible Michigan traffic on I-75. Fishing was tough. Water temps ranged from 48-53 throughout the day. Weather forecast called for winds 5 kts. or under in the afternoon. Of course they were wrong. It...
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xx Need so Help

May 11, 2019, 07:30:44 PM by Rangerman
We heading to LSC for our annual trip and with lake conditions on LSC and the wind forecast from the east most or our trip looking for some other small lakes in the area that will be good to fish to save the week.  Know nothing about the area just as...
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clip Lake St. Clair Bass Fishing during possible upcoming "Mini Ice Age"

December 01, 2018, 11:04:38 AM by WayneC
There are years when it felt like it was, "spring, all summer long" and the fishing seemed off. Thankfully, we have a fresh experience behind us finding new spots and techniques because of our latest run-in with rising waters. This experience can wor...
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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

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Both Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit
Both of Michigan's most famous bass anglers Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit for seminars and events. The Ultimate Fishing Show runs Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13. More details: KVD, Zona Headline 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show.

Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
It's been just over 30 years since water levels were high like they are today, so how has the bass fishing been? As is always the case, select areas are holding good numbers of smallmouth, but overall..  Read more

For the last 16 years, my job has been to find spots on Lake St. Clair for smallmouth bass anglers. In spite of all my efforts to do so, I can unequivocally say that we are just scratching the sur..  Read more

Bass Stopper Worms = KISS!
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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


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Grande Giant Mexico largemouth bass caught from Lake Comedero January 2009

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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