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TV angler Joe Thomas is attending the 2023 Ultimate Sport Show on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 for several informational seminars.
Joe Thomas Seminars at 2023 Ultimate Sport Show
Popular TV Host Angler Featured Friday, Saturday
TV host and angler Joe Thomas is another featured bass seminar angler for the 2023 Ultimate Sport Show, performing several seminars on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 sharing modern techniques from the tournament trails - see the Seminar Schedule for more details.
Ultimate Sport Show Details »

The 50th Annual 2023 Outdoorama runs February 23 through 26 in Novi at Suburban Collection Showplace
Family Fun Highlights 50th Annual Outdoorama!
2023 Outdoorama Features Conservation and the Outdoors
It's hard to fathom that southeast Michigan's premiere outdoors has been around for a half century but it's true. Attend the 50th Annual Outdoorama Thursday February 23 through Sunday February 26, 2023. Starting TODAY! Read the Story »

Wayne Carpenter of Xtreme Bass Tackle is another featured seminar speaker that the March 9-12, 2023 Ultimate Sport Show.
Ultimate Bass Clinic by Wayne Carpenter
New Book No Secrets on Lake St. Clair Volume 5!
Captain Wayne has several seminars at the March 9-12 2023 Ultimate Sport Show with the feature being the 2023 Ultimate Bass Clinic on Saturday, March 11 in Room D 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Sign up at the Xtreme Bass Tackle booth 1925 before the seminar for a nominal $25 fee. Read more Ultimate Sport Show Details »

TV Host and top angler Mark Zona of ZONA'S Awesome Fishing Show appears Sunday, January 15 at the 2023 Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi.
Zona Appears Sunday January 15 in Novi
See the host of ZONA'S Awesome Fishing Show!
Sunday, January 15 is a must visit day at the 2023 Ultimate Fishing Show where TV host and top angler, Michigan's own Mark Zona appears that day only. Don't miss this opportunity to learn his tactics for Big Bass! Read the Story »

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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

clip Coldwater Lake Michigan Fishing Video

March 25, 2023, 07:14:21 AM by Bigbass201
My day off fishing appears to be a wash again today with 50 mph winds and rain expected.  Here is Jim and my first trip last year on Coldwater Lake in southern Michigan.  Anyone else ever fish this lake before? 

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clip Fishing Ultra Clear Water of Northern Michigan

February 17, 2023, 09:12:47 AM by Bigbass201
Here is a trip from last year fishing ultra clear water of Northern Michigan in the Lower Peninsula.  Four and a half hours to get some fish in the boat and this lake never disappoints me for getting bites.  #bassfishing #fishing #walloon #lake #mich...
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clip Lake Charlevoix Bass Fishing Video from this past May

December 23, 2022, 09:49:32 AM by Bigbass201
Here is the video from this past May.  Fun day chasing smallmouth.  The only downside was having that pike stick my hand with the treble hook.  That was rather unpleasant with the pike still attached on the other treble hook.

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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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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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Both Mark Zona (Sunday) and Kevin VanDam (Thursday) return to the 2023 Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi
Both of Michigan's most famous bass anglers Mark Zona (Sunday) and Kevin VanDam (Thursday) return to the 2023 Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit for seminars and events. The Ultimate Fishing Show runs Thursday, January 12 through Sunday, January 15. More details: KVD, Zona Headline 2023 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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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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