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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. In addition,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Fishing

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wisconsin's winter Free Fishing Weekend is set for Jan. 20-21, 2018, and free loaner equipment and ice fishing clinics make it a great time for open water anglers to discover the fun of ice fishing or to introduce family and friends to this hard-water recreation. Fishing is free for Wisconsin residents and visitors alike on these

tags: Events, Fishing

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Power poles are useful for fishing shallow, calm water, but when water is deeper and a breeze is building up a chop or a strong tide is running, anchoring is the way to go. And for anglers, the Fortress Marine Anchors FX-7 is hard to beat. Ideal for flats and bass boats, skiffs and center consoles up to 27', it outperforms anchors

tags: Anchors, Fishing

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

When you move up to a 20-foot multi-species boat, you expect more of everything. The Skeeter WX2060 delivers with more cockpit space, storage, and standard options than any boat in its class. At 20' 6", the WX2060 is rigged with the economical and powerful Yamaha VMAX SHO® V6 4.2L outboard. With a 25-inch shaft, this motor pushes

tags: Fishing, New Boat Models

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter boat and sport shows are great places to discover new or noteworthy fishing tackle and accessories that you may not see anywhere else. Or ever again. Through the years, attending a half-dozen shows a winter, I’ve accumulated a closet full of odd tackle that never made it beyond the local sports show exhibition aisles.

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boat Show, Boating 101, Fishing

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Monday, November 27, 2017

Here are some items that have crossed my path that I think might be of special interest to Great Lakes anglers and could make great gifts to consider getting or giving this holiday season. Rod Select 360 I saw these being sold at last winter’s Indianapolis sport show and have been experimenting with all the places these handy

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio, www.buckeyesportsman.net

tags: Fishing

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive and coordinated outreach and education report on Asian carp in the region. The document includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need to be addressed further. “These

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive report on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region. New York Sea Grant coastal education and fisheries specialists contributed to development of the Education and Outreach on Asian Carp report that includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring,

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Ontario

Monday, November 20, 2017

Catchable rainbow and brown trout were released today at Malabar Farm in Lucas as part of a pilot project to evaluate both species’ suitability for future stockings in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The Inn Pond across from Malabar Farm Restaurant received 300 rainbow trout, and Switzer

by: Ohio DNR

tags: Fishing, Lake Erie