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Professional angler Joe Thomas headlines the 2014 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids bass seminar lineup on Saturday and Sunday with his Modern Bass Techniques from the Tournament Trail.
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Joe Thomas headlines bass fishing seminars
Michigan's longest-running outdoors show offers experts on fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, wilderness canoeing, kayaking and more March 20 to 23 at DeVos Place! You're guaranteed to become a better angler from the 69th annual Ultimate Sport Show-Grand Rapids show's 100-plus seminars! Seminar details »



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Captain Wayne Carpenter and Combat Bass Fishing Pro Staff offer you a look into bass fishing secrets in technique, style and tackle at the 2014 Ultimate Sport Show Ultimate Bass Clinic
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Captain Wayne Carpenter and Combat Bass Fishing Pro Staff offer you a look into bass fishing secrets in technique, style and tackle at the 2014 Ultimate Sport Show Ultimate Bass Clinic Saturday 3pm-5pm only. Preregistration before Saturday 3pm is required for this advanced seminar. Sign up at the Xtreme Bass Tackle booth. Ultimate Bass Clinic details »



The unexpected happens to Aaron Martens on the run in to check-in on the final practice day of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville but Southern Hospitality comes to the rescue
Aaron Martens Interesting Adventure
Southern Hospitality to the Rescue for Amart and Me
I had the distinct pleasure of riding along with one of the best professional bass anglers in the world Wednesday, the last official practice day for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Things were going okay for Aaron Martens until trouble on the way in almosts spells late penalty! Aaron Martens Interesting Adventure »




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xx Dqay 1
April 08, 2014, 06:42:15 PM fuzzygrub1611
Dqay 1
 First day fishing!!!! Newburg lake shore for pan fish. Total catch..... 2 tiny bass. Not what I was after but better than nothing. Most important thing is I was fishing!!!!!!!!
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xx What a day!
February 07, 2014, 01:57:24 PM Schoolycustom
What a day!
I haven't caught a bass in months...      
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xx a little late, but if you havent winterized your boat yet...
November 23, 2013, 06:11:03 PM 32eml24
a little late, but if you havent winterized your boat yet...
I dont report as often as I should. For anyone who hasnt winterized their boat yet in west michigan, its still worth it to fish stearns bayou off the grand river.  They have been biting great in there all fall season.  My best day was two weeks ago s...
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xx Orchard Lk. 11/16
November 19, 2013, 04:09:48 PM detroit1
Orchard Lk.  11/16
Worked until 11 am, and decided to go out one last time for the year. Fished for 3 hours without a bite, and did not see fish nor minnow.  2 little guys on my graph about 25' down in 50' of water, that's it.  At least I had the lake all to myself...
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I believe the Michigan Bass Season should be:
Unchanged - 16 (9%)
C&IR Feb 16. - Day before Memorial day; Possession begins Memorial day - Feb. 15 - 21 (12%)
C&DR Jan 1 - Day before Memorial day; Possession begins Memorial Day - Dec 31 - 37 (21%)
Open all year - No closed season - 62 (36%)
$15 C&DR permit, all year, Possession season remains unchanged - 19 (11%)
$10 C&IR permit, all year, Possession season remains unchanged - 17 (9%)
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
xx Lake St Clair Ice Off
March 11, 2014, 04:01:13 PM stratosjoe
Lake St Clair Ice Off
Anyone care to venture a guess as to when the lake will be open and when the those beeeeeutiful smallmouth will get active?  I'am thinking ice off around August but I might be off  a little...lol
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xx 2014 Trip(s)
January 19, 2014, 04:42:42 PM acummins
2014 Trip(s)
plan on hittng up st. clair this year 3-4 times also may make the trip to eire if weather is good. plan on hitting the lake spring, summer fall to get a feel of the lake thru out the year. looking for where to start looking as well as what do...
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xx I know ,I know
January 16, 2014, 11:47:23 AM stratosjoe
I know ,I know
Yeah its early but a guy can dream can't he? I wonder if this hard winter will set back the thaw as well as the fishing on the opener of C&R. I have the Lower Loft booked again at Anglers Point and mark my calendar off every day. My wife says I am ad...
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The Adrian College Athletic Department announced the addition of Bass Fishing to its athletics roster. The College is the latest to add one ..  Read more

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Okay. We get it! Very cold winter. Lot's of snow. Thick ice. Great for GreatLakesIceFishing.com. Not so great for softwater bass anglers. Here's a Video Fishing Report from last spring bass fishing big smallmouth bass on Hardy Dam Pond to remind you what's coming. Read more Michigan Fishing Reports to get you fired up and ready because the ice will melt, and we'll get our turn! More bass fishing videos on GreatLakesBass.TV. Good luck and good fishing!

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At the March 20, 2014 Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing on Senate Bill 869, MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke stated they fully supports eliminating the existing bass season limits from state law because recent science has proven that some of their concerns..  Read more

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has anno..  Read more

Michigan is at the center of one of the largest fights in the country over hunting rights and the future of the North Ame..  Read more

Tuesday, September 17th at 3:30 PM EST watch live as Governor Rick Snyder signs legislation enhancing Michigan's natural resources. The legislation authorizes important changes to Michigan's hunting and fi..  Read more

Camo at the Capitol 2013
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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.

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 Exotic Outdoor Adventures Read more »


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