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For more than four decades outdoors enthusiasts from across southern Michigan have flocked to Outdoorama each year, making it one of the best and longest-running outdoors shows in the Midwest.
Celebrate Conservation - Outdoorama 2017!
Free Seminars and over 150 Exhibits Feb 23-26
For more than four decades outdoors enthusiasts from across southern Michigan have flocked to Outdoorama each year, making it one of the best and longest-running outdoors shows in the Midwest. With educational seminars and a huge display of boats and motors, hunting gear, fishing gear, hiking and camping accessories and more, this year's show is stacking up to be better than ever. Read the Full Story »

Larry Nixon inducts GreatLakesBass.com member Steve Clapper into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Clapper Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Steve Clapper into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Through the 2016 selection of legendary Great Lakes angler Steve Clapper, the Hall hit the nail on the head. Through a career spanning three decades, Clapper has led the charge as one of the most recognized big-water bass fishermen of all time. His list of tournament victories is far too long to list. Details »

Bruce Kraemer with a new Michigan state record smallmouth bass he caught from the Indian River that weighed 9.98 pounds
Bruce Kraemer Lands 9.98 Pound Giant Smallmouth
Huge bass beats previous record by half pound!
Bruce Kraemer of Indian River, Michigan was fishing the Indian River from his favorite shore spot with a three-way rig and a nightcrawler when he thought he got snagged! His snag ended up being a new Michigan State Record Smallmouth Bass weighing a massive 9.98 pounds! 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 »

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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 Did anybody fish the hot pond today.

February 18, 2017, 10:15:05 PM by Dave B
Drove by the Bolles and saw and 20 trailors on my way to Bass Pro??
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xx Like me some Loon Lake 11-18-2016

December 18, 2016, 01:13:38 PM by djkimmel
For this week's trip, Derek and I picked Loon Lake in Oakland County because it looked interesting, we'd never been there and it was said to have both largemouth and smallmouth bass in it. I'm very happy with this pick!

I don't think we fi...
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xx New Lake for us - Middle Straits Lake 11-1-2016

December 17, 2016, 10:06:29 PM by djkimmel
After seeing some fairly good tournament results recently from it, Derek and I decided to give Middle Straits Lake a try. We'd never been there before. Interesting lake but we didn't really figure it out this fall day of November 1.

We sta...
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xx Lake Lansing again 10-25-2016

December 17, 2016, 09:35:42 PM by djkimmel
Not having a lot of time on this fall day, Derek and I returned to Lake Lansing for another fall day of fishing. We started out in the middle of the lake but despite seeing lots of small fish we only seemed to be attracting a few half-hearted bites...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Lake St. Clair not much to report 11-6-2016

December 18, 2016, 12:26:07 PM by djkimmel
Steve Peterson invited me to Lake St. Clair again for a rematch after we didn't really get on them the last recent trip. This was on Sunday, November 6. In the past I've done real well in late fall on St. Clair.

We can't complain about the...
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xx Big ole Lake St. Clair Bass October 15, 2016

October 27, 2016, 08:08:38 PM by djkimmel
Okay, to be honest there was only 1 big ole St. Clair bass but a 5-8 smallmouth bass is always a nice catch and we caught a few more nice ones! Steve Peterson wanted to head to Lake St. Clair and wanted some company so he invited me along which was...
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xx Help on LSC

October 21, 2016, 04:14:52 PM by bigjc
Anyone willing to share where they have been finding LSC smallies, lately?

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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

Rhodes, Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel landed the smallmouth bass of a lifetime Sunday, October 18, 2015 while fishing..  Read more

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Want to learn how to put more walleyes in your boat? Catch bigger bass? Fish from a kayak? Catch more fish through the ice? These topics and many o..  Read more

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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
GreatLakesBass.com member Steve Clapper was recently inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame by his friend Larry Nixon for his contributions to bigwater bass fishing and product development. Check out the article Steve Clapper Inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
Bass Stopper Worms = KISS!
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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
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

Oppose Great Lakes Fish Farming
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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) today confirmed two new invasive species in Michigan waters.

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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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