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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking for public input through public meetings and online survey on proposed bass season regulation changes
Public Meetings, Online Survey MDNR Bass Season
Public opinion needed on proposed bass season regulations
To get public input on proposed regulations to expand Michigan's bass fishing seasons, the Department of Natural Resources has announced an online survey and public meetings in July. For the past year the DNR's Fisheries Division has been discussing the expansion of bass seasons with the Warmwater Resources Steering Committee. Meetings & Survey Details »



Skip Johnson took home the trophy and a $100,000 check for his FLW Tour win on Kentucky Lake
Skip Johnson Wins FLW Kentucky Lake
First FLW Tour victory in rookie pro season
Add another name to the growing list of Michigan bass pros making their mark on the tournament trail. Skip Johnson of Goodells, MI made headlines – and heads turn – by notching his first Walmart FLW Tour win in the last event of the 2014 season held June 26 – 29 on Kentucky Lake. Skip's Kentucky Lake Win »


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Read the 4 proposed bass season options the Michigan DNR is asking you for your opinion on. You can take our bass season options poll in our Michigan Bass Season forum to let fellow GreatLakesBass.com members and visitors know what you want, but please make sure you take the linked MDNR online survey open to any interested party. This is your chance, don't miss this chance to be heard! Bass Season Options »



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. - 0 (0%)
CIR Jan 1 until existing regular bass season openers. - 9 (21%)
CIR Jan 1 until regular Memorial weekend opener - Lake St. Clair moves to Memorial weekend too. - 4 (9%)
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. - 28 (68%)
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Bass Fishing Reports
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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xx Kent lake 7/22/14
July 23, 2014, 11:37:17 AM stackenem
Kent lake 7/22/14
On the water 5:15 am. Started throwing top water around the islands and humps nothing. Went to a buzz bait same thing. Tried crank baits still nothing. Now it is about 8am. Went to a jig and finally found some fish in 6 to 8 fow chasing gills. Had a...
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xx Maceday Lake 7/19/14
July 21, 2014, 12:42:45 PM YpsiBass
Maceday Lake 7/19/14
Went out to Maceday Lake on Saturday morning to prefish for a club event.  Started out the morning on a flat just to the right of the launch.  Weeds were pretty sparse so we ended up skipping weightless wacky senkos under pontoons and docks.  First p...
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xx gull lake
July 15, 2014, 06:26:51 PM stcroixnick
gull lake
Ok new request hoping more of you know some tips for gull lake, im used to lakes in the big paw paw area, id like to do good this event so any info, depth, baits, colors would be appreciated ive been told 35ft on drop shot or maybe docks, thanks...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
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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xx LSC lodging
September 28, 2014, 05:06:54 PM JB
LSC lodging
Any suggestions on where to stay at LSC? 2 guys one boat..any places on the lake small cottage or motels?Thx JB
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Skip Johnson took home the trophy and a $100,000 check for his FLW Tour win on Kentucky Lake
GreatLakesBass.com member Skip Johnson gets the trophy and a $100,000 check for his FLW Tour win on Kentucky Lake June 26 - 26. This was the final tournament of the 2014 season, Skip's 'rookie' season as a professional angler fishing the FLW Tour. Congratulations Skip!

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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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The Michigan Senate passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on August 13, a citizen initiative brought to the Legislature by the signatures of almost 300,00..  Read more

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