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Larry Nixon inducts GreatLakesBass.com member Steve Clapper into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
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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 »



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You don't need to sell Chad Pipkens on the importance of a reliable outboard. The second year Bassmasters Elite Series pro from Holt, MI qualified for the 2015 Bassmasters Classic by winning the Sept 4 - 6, 2014 Bassmasters Northern Open on Lake Erie when motor problems delayed the tournament leader on the final day. Pipkens powers his Skeeter FX20 with a Yamaha 250 V MAX SHO. Full Story »


Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel shows his record-sized 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass he caught fishing the Hubbard Lake Open. Photo credit: Bill McQuarrie
Gasiciel Lands Record Bass
9.32 Pound Bass Bests 1906 Michigan State Record
Rhodes, Michigan bass tournament angler Greg Gasiciel landed the smallmouth bass of a lifetime Sunday, October 18, 2015 while fishing the Bass Anglers of the Sunrise Side Hubbard Lake Open. Gasiciel was fishing a grub shallow along the shoreline when the giant 9.32 pounds smallmouth bass bit. 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 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 Lower Crooked Lake with 1 hawg!

May 21, 2016, 06:46:10 PM by djkimmel
After busting on Union Lake I had to get back on the 'horse' quickly again so 2 days later I found myself on a lake that seems to treat me a lot better. Yep - Lower Crooked Lake again on May 5th for another spawn/prespawn bass bash!

To sho...
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xx Union Lake and bust

May 21, 2016, 05:41:29 PM by djkimmel
I prefer to only report the good trips. I'd have it seem that I always get them but that isn't really true in fishing is it? Derek and I took our May 3rd weekly trip to dartag's Union Lake thinking we'd whack some smallies and largemouth bass both on...
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xx Lower Crooked Lake 4-30-2016 in pictures

May 21, 2016, 05:27:39 PM by djkimmel
I returned once again to the little rented boat at Lower Crooked Lake for another bass fishing adventure on April 30th hoping to find some more big girls, and bigger boys too as I'm an equal opportunity bass angler!

I can tell you this, bo...
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xx Round Lake August 12, 2015 in pictures

May 21, 2016, 04:16:35 PM by djkimmel
I had the pictures done but never posted a fishing report for a dog days of summer fishing trip last August 12, 2015 for another visit to Round Lake. Here's a few pictures rather than a detailed report (since I can't remember many details now).
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016, 04:51:41 PM by Revtro
Got out late this morning with a friend on his boat.  I attribute some of our low numbers due to the fact that we didn't get started till after 11am.  We fished till 4 and managed 7 fish.  Most of them were in the 3+lb class.  We got them all shallow...
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xx Lake St Clair Lodging

May 12, 2016, 01:43:11 PM by Irish21080
Looking for a little help for lodging at St. Clair this weekend.  Been a few years since I have been up there and last time we stayed it was in Roseville at the Super 8.  My preference would be to stay outside of the Roseville area.  Any thoughts in ...
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xx Wednesday May 11

May 12, 2016, 06:53:41 AM by JasonFox
Got out right at 8am Wednesday morning with my ace fishing buddy. The fish were on fire right out of the gate. We put 18-20 fish in the boat and lost at least 8-10 more. Mostly smallies nothing huge, lot of males, I think the biggest was 4lb 10oz....
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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
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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


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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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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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