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MDNR Public Meetings in July
Catch-and-Delayed-Release Test Lakes on the Agenda
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a schedule of public meetings in July to discuss several fishing regulation changes proposed for 2016. The public is invited to attend to learn about proposed regulations, ask questions and discuss local issues. Details »
Bass Stopper Worms = KISS!
Stopper worms have made us look like great anglers for years
Bass Stopper worms have been around for decades. One of the biggest reasons they've been around for decades, besides catching tons of bass is KISS. KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid. These pre-rigged worms are about as simple as it gets when it comes to bass fishing. As simple as they are to use, there are still a few tricks that will help you become a more successful angler. Full story »
Yamaha showcases latest outboards
Latest outboards for bass anglers highlighted
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 »
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 »
Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
- No change - bass seasons stay the same with a closed season.
- CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers.
- CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too.
- 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.
Members can take our poll »
Bass Fishing Reports
So which lakes would you guys suggest hitting this weekend,for some big smalljaws....I thought about hitting the chain,just wondered if anyone had any other suggestions.
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Headed up for a three day smalljaw fest! Will have reports and pics when I get back!
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Heading there the first weekend of Oct. Any suggestions...will there be a spinnerbait bite or jerkbait bite? Not looking for specifics just general information. I have never been on the bay so I will be learning on the go. Thank in advance!
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It was a great day out on Saginaw Bay today. My fishing buddy and I, lets say, tore it up today!!! Unbelievable day out there on Lake Huron/ Saginaw Bay. Ended up with over 50 Smallies with the average being 4lbs. And yes I absolutely mean that!!!!...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
Dear valued customers and business partners,
Sportsmen's Direct is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new location. Many of you are probably already familiar with the property, as it was the Boater's World building that has been...
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Launched at self ridge fished 7:00-12:00. Fished the bay as well as over towards the channel. caught about a dozen smallies between us. Probably had 15-16 lbs with one near 5. Couldn't find a solid pattern. Caught fish on drop shot, tubes, trap...
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Pre-rigged plastic worms like this Magnum Bass Stopper
have been around catching bass for decades yet many bass anglers still don't give them the fishing attention they deserve. Bass Stopper pre-rigged plastic worms have been catching bass, and continue to catch bass, for as long as I can remember! If you don't include pre-rigged worms in your bass fishing arsenal you should definitely check out the article Bass Stopper Worms = KISS!
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Conservation, Environment & Legislation
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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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