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47th Outdoorama Show is Here!
Family Fun, Conservation and More Fishing and Hunting GearThe 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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
I hit Thumb Lake up last month near Boyne City. What a beautiful lake to fish. I think I'd like to see what it has to offer in the spring. The fish looked healthy.
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I made my way back to Walloon Lake in northern Michigan again. Although I only had 3 1/2 hours to fish, it was a good 3 1/2 hours.
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In part 1 of this series I had to locate staging bass during the fall transition, were they in the backs of creeks and marinas ?, main lake ?, the in betweens ?, once I found em the fishing was fantastic, click the link, ride along to see how the...
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Lake St. Clair Fishing Reports
Just got back again from LSC. Good trip and weather for fishermen, not so good for fish Weather was in the 80's and lake warmed to mid 70's
Good day the 24 light wind and big fish was 5-11, second wad 4-08 and about 6 or so dinks. Fishing off t...
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Got back out to LSC. Had a pretty good day without going to “Mile Rds.” area or anywhere else on Western shoreline. Caught a bunch on a spinnerbait and one nice one on a Rapala DT10.
Also did my job and got this decent sized pike out of the way...
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June 16- June 20 bite good, wind bad
Fish we were catching was in 8.5- 11 foot. Swim baits, Rattle baits early, when sun got up good used same baits, and drop shot, and tube 10-11 foot range. We did not really smoke em as in years past but a good...
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Bass Fishing & Outdoor News
Announcing the 29th Annual D & R Sports Center Spring.. Read more
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Through the 2016 selection of legendary Great Lakes angler Steve Clapper, the Hall h.. Read more
Outdoor Shows News
The show that celebrates Michigan's conservation heritage returns to Metro-Detroit.. Read more
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.
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
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
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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