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Outdoorama 2020 runs February 27 through March 1 in Novi at Suburban Collection Showplace
47th Outdoorama Show is Here!
Family Fun, Conservation and More Fishing and Hunting Gear
The show that celebrates Michigan's conservation heritage returns to Metro-Detroit February 27 through March 1 when the 47th annual Outdoorama sets up camp at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi with more fishing and hunting gear than ever! Read the Story »



Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene broke the 30 pound mark retaking the Lake St. Clair 5-bass tournament limit record during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a huge 30.31 pounds catch of smallmouth bass.
Dobson and Greene Break 30 Pounds on Lake St. Clair!
30.31 Pounds Limit Retakes Lake Record
Scott Dobson and Kyle Greene break the 30 pound 5-bass limit barrier during the October 14, 2017 Monster Quest event with a massive 30.31 pounds catch to win the annual Lake St. Clair tournament. This is the first known 30-plus pounds limit from the big lake. Read the Story »


The 2020 Ultimate Sport Show Tour starts January 9 - 12 with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit in Novi. Outdoorama February 27 to March 1, and the Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids March 19 - 22.
2020 Ultimate Sport Show Tour
Ultimate Sport Show Tour Dates Posted!
The 2020 Ultimate Sport Show Tour kicks off in Novi with the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12. Outdoorama is February 27 - March 1, also at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, followed by the Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids March 19-22 at DeVos Place. GreatLakesBass.com / GLIF will be in booth 5761 at Outdoorama. Read the Sport Show Tour 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 Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing on SB 869, MDNR Legislative Liaison Trevor VanDyke stated the MDNR fully supports removing bass season limits from state law because of recent science giving flexibility to the NRC to set an earlier season that will be good for Michigan. MDNR statement »



Featured Poll

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

clip Crooked Lake Burt and Mullet Chain Report

May 30, 2022, 11:11:55 PM by Bigbass201
I fished Crooked lake a little over a week ago and it's the first time I've been on that lake without any wind and bright sunny skies.  I took some aerial views of the lake while I was there and managed to stick some fish as well in the short time I ...
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clip Walloon Lake Summer Smallmouth Fishing

February 19, 2022, 09:06:04 AM by Bigbass201
This is such a beautiful lake in Michigan to fish.  The downside is it can get really busy during the summertime.  If your ever planning on fishing this lake, this video below will give you a good aerial view of the lake and show you some decent smal...
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clip Traverse City Area Smallmouth Fishing Lake Leelanau

February 04, 2022, 05:43:39 AM by Bigbass201
Timing is everything when hitting the lakes up in northern Michigan.  Jim and I hit Lake Leelanau just a smidge early last spring.  Weather was rain and mist, but we did get some filming in between those times and caught some good fish.  Come along f...
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clip Best Froggin Lake in Michigan? This might be up there

January 15, 2022, 07:10:22 AM by Bigbass201
I stumbled across this lake in the upper L.P. of Michigan.  I wasn't expecting to find such a great frog fishing lake located here in Michigan.  What makes a great frog fishing lake to you?  Come along for a summer day of fishing.

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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports

xx Which Ramps Open

April 19, 2022, 07:48:41 AM by Rangerman
Hoping to come up to LSC from NC if the wind will slow down some :) Heard Crocker closed.  Is Harley, Nine Mile and Selfridge open. Thanks
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xx Saint Clair Report

October 07, 2021, 10:52:22 AM by Rangerman
Just returned back to Lake Norman with our tails and Ranger in tow :).  Not my best trip most likely our worst.  Overcast and rain for all 4 days Oct. 2-6.  No more that 8 fish per boat any of the four days.  Most day 2-4 per boat plus a drum or so a...
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xx Saint Clair Report

October 07, 2021, 10:11:24 AM by Rangerman
Oct 3 arrived with overcast skies and light wind fished from shallow early am out to 16' with swim baits, tubes, Neds and Drop shots.  Very little action only 4 bass for two us in about 8.5 '  plus on Hugh Drum at 11.4 lb. Monday the 4th same overcas...
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A Competition Under The Surface
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Bruce Kraemer of Indian River, Michigan likes to fish the Indian River. It's just a few hundred feet from his house so it's con..  Read more

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The show that celebrates Michigan's conservation heritage returns to Metro-Detroit..  Read more

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It's hard to fathom that Southeast Michigan's premiere outdoors show could get significantly b..  Read more

The best bass fisherman in the world will make a special appearance at the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit on Friday, January 11 only.

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Both Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit
Both of Michigan's most famous bass anglers Mark Zona and Kevin VanDam return Friday, January 11 to the 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit for seminars and events. The Ultimate Fishing Show runs Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13. More details: KVD, Zona Headline 2019 Ultimate Fishing Show.

Bass Fishing Tips & Articles
It's been just over 30 years since water levels were high like they are today, so how has the bass fishing been? As is always the case, select areas are holding good numbers of smallmouth, but overall..  Read more

For the last 16 years, my job has been to find spots on Lake St. Clair for smallmouth bass anglers. In spite of all my efforts to do so, I can unequivocally say that we are just scratching the sur..  Read more

Bass Stopper Worms = KISS!
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Conservation, Environment & Legislation
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that test results on fish collected in the ongoing fish kill event on Lake St. Clair were confirmed to be positive for vi..  Read more

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public f..  Read more

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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Grande Giant Mexico largemouth bass caught from Lake Comedero January 2009

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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