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The 2015 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids runs Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22 at DeVos Place.
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Nail-biting lumberjack competitions and breathtaking tales about catching elusive 600-pound bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic are two of the featured activities new to the 70th annual Ultimate Sport Show, March 19 to 23 at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Show Manager Ben Nielsen says the Lumberjacks will keep you on the edge of your seat and our all-star lineup of seminar speakers is second to none. Show details »



Lake Superior State University college bass angler Nate Sleight says what college fishing and bass tournaments mean to him
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Lake Superior State University college bass angler Nate Sleight says what college fishing and bass tournaments mean to him, and how the college bass experience can benefit any aspiring young bass tournament angler. College Bass Fishing »


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It's that time of year again when sportsmen and sportswomen in West Michigan step up and make a difference for those less fortunate in the community. The Annual Tony Gates/ Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food will be Thursday, March 19, during opening day of the Ultimate Sport Show, at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. Full Story »



MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke state the MDNR fully supports eliminating the existing bass season limits from state law
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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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Which of the 4 proposed bass season options can you support the most?
No change - bass seasons stay the same with a closed season. - 0 (0%)
CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers. - 11 (22%)
CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too. - 5 (10%)
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. - 32 (66%)
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xx Burt & Mullett October 2014
February 05, 2015, 11:23:42 AM TCook
Burt & Mullett October 2014
If your asking why I am making a report from last year now its because Im really bored and tired of this winter. Anyways every year I make a few trips to Indian River and this year I decided to go with my father and Mike one of my good buddies and...
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moved MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
December 14, 2014, 06:24:40 PM djkimmel
MOVED: upper crooked lake, delton
This topic has been moved to Bass Fishing Inland Lakes & Rivers.http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?topic=25230.0
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xx West side drowned River mouth lakes
October 23, 2014, 07:38:42 PM robhj
West side drowned River mouth lakes
Got out this afternoon, water temp was around 50, beautiful day to be on the water. I got 10 fish, biggest went over 4, all caught on plastics in 5-12 fow. Tried some other baits but had all of my action crawling plastics. As you can see, I fish...
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xx Mullett Lake
September 02, 2014, 03:34:00 PM Hollada
Mullett Lake
Good half day of fishing.  10-15 mph winds made the fishing a little slow.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.   Fished cranks, spinnerbaits, and c rig craws, but the drop shot dream shot was the ticket.  5.5 lb smallmouth.  Northern...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
xx MonsterQuest
October 21, 2014, 06:12:21 PM Hollada
MonsterQuest
Anyone from GLB get a chance to fish the MQ on Sunday?  Please tell us about it!  I heard there were some huge sacks amongst the top 4 (over 28 won it).  I didn't hear if the whole field did well or only the normal top finishers.Dan
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xx The Big Boys are Feedin'
October 14, 2014, 12:12:22 AM Coop
The Big Boys are Feedin'
Took at quick trip down out of the Det River last Friday. Did very well, even in the milky water.  Even tried clear shallower areas on the U.S side, but caught all near the island in 14-10 ft of water. Would have really crushed em if it was clearer, ...
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xx Thanks Mojo and Jack
October 04, 2014, 07:35:55 AM Rangerman
Thanks Mojo and Jack
for the guided tour. Learned alot about the other side of the lake and what to look for and fish. Hope to get up with ya again on next trip. Breaking my personal best with a 5-2 and then again with a 6-4 in the same day Tues was worth the 700 ride....
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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

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