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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.
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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.
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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 »



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Bass Fishing Reports

xx White Lake ramp is finally open 10-19-2017

October 20, 2017, 02:16:52 PM by djkimmel
Derek said we could go fishing this week on Thursday and asked where do we want to go? Since we both like to fish White Lake (near Pontiac) once or twice a year, and I saw that they had just reopened the new and improved MDNR boat ramp less than a...
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xx Church of the Lake - Round Lake 10-13-2017

October 20, 2017, 01:14:26 PM by djkimmel
Yesterday (October 12, 2017, the day before this fishing report bass fishing day occurred) my Stepfather of 37 years, David Benavides, Sr. passed away. He and Mom live only a few blocks away from us. David had been suffering multiple health problems...
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xx 2nd and 1st trip to Lake Chemung for Derek and me 10-5-2017

October 20, 2017, 11:18:04 AM by djkimmel
Weren't sure where to go this time for our almost weekly bass fishing trip with Derek. He texted me suddenly - "what about Lake Chemung, I've never been there?" I've only been there once when Manxfishing took me fishing there last year so I said "sur...
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xx Fall Feed Bag equals biggest Round Lake limit of 2017 on October 1

October 17, 2017, 08:38:17 PM by djkimmel
Getting to that point now in October that I start to wonder how productive it will be getting up before dawn to hit little Round Lake. But I'm glad so far I'm still doing it though the topwater bite is slowing down some and at times ending hard and f...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx st clair today

October 20, 2017, 11:22:15 PM by capt charlie's charters
well after a less then stupendous effort a week ago Tuesday that resulted in just 3 nice largemouth and 4 smallmouth, turned overcast and the "hawk" blew alot harder then forecasted ( gee what a suprise ) headed out again today with special guest Jef...
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xx Eradicating the funk on Lake St. Clair 9-27-2017

October 16, 2017, 01:11:43 PM by djkimmel
I think cameraguy and myself both had bad tastes in our mouths after the last trip or two to Lake St. Clair. Add to it those other trips I made before Round Lake seemed to show I still know how to catch bass and there were lots of questions with few...
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xx More funk again on Lake St. Clair 9-12-2017

September 26, 2017, 04:35:28 PM by djkimmel
The week and a half funk I was in continued for a 6th trip / day of fishing - this time on one of the best bass lakes in America with cameraguy again on 9-12-2017.

Apparently I had so much fun... I didn't even share any pictures on social ...
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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.
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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


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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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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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