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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.
2017 D & R Sports Center Spring Show
29th Annual Spring Fishing & Boat Show Apr 14-15!
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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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.

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Bass Fishing Reports

xx Lobdell Lake

April 17, 2017, 03:35:40 PM by stackenem
fished from 11am till 130 pm Easter Sunday. Water temps 54 to 56 in the bays. Water clarity about 1.5 feet. Caught 4 bass on 1.5 and traps. 1 pike on a trap also. Found them by stumps in 4 to 8 foot of water. Thanks to my side imaging.
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xx Orchard Lk. 4/15

April 16, 2017, 08:05:52 PM by detroit1
First trip this year, got a 18.75" smally on a squarebill. Water temp. 50^, and then the wind knocked me off the lake around 2:30. Time flies when you're having.......
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xx Did anybody fish the hot pond today.

February 18, 2017, 10:15:05 PM by Dave B
Drove by the Bolles and saw and 20 trailors on my way to Bass Pro??
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xx Like me some Loon Lake 11-18-2016

December 18, 2016, 01:13:38 PM by djkimmel
For this week's trip, Derek and I picked Loon Lake in Oakland County because it looked interesting, we'd never been there and it was said to have both largemouth and smallmouth bass in it. I'm very happy with this pick!

I don't think we fi...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Selfridge and Clinton River Cut Off (Crocker)

April 17, 2017, 08:16:58 AM by Rangerman
Are all ramps open or expect to be open in near future, Thanks headed up in June. :)
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xx General Lake St. Clair VIDEO fishing report from Justin Clark Sportsmen's Direct

April 15, 2017, 03:43:33 PM by djkimmel
Here is the 4/13/2017 Lake St. Clair video fishing report from Justin Clark at Sportsmen's Direct including a little smallmouth bass action starting up, and the update that the MDNR just did some cleaning ...
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xx Lake St. Clair not much to report 11-6-2016

December 18, 2016, 12:26:07 PM by djkimmel
Steve Peterson invited me to Lake St. Clair again for a rematch after we didn't really get on them the last recent trip. This was on Sunday, November 6. In the past I've done real well in late fall on St. Clair.

We can't complain about the...
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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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New Zealand Mud Snails have been discovered in the East Branch of the Au Sable River, just downstream of the Harrietta Hills Trout Farm-Grayling.
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.

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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