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The Michigan DNR is conducting an acoustic tagging study on Lake St. Clair Smallmouth Bass to better understand their distribution through the lake and habitat use.
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The Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids Michigans grandest tradition for the avid fisherman, hunter or outdoor-loving family with tons of fishing tackle, outdoor gear, world class taxidermy, antique lures, woodcarvers, seminars, and more!

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Biology, Conservation, Legislation & Regulations

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The Pro's Pond

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