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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Saturday before Memorial Day is especially significant to two groups of bass anglers – those who fish tournaments and those who like to eat bass. That’s because anglers can now fish for both species of bass – largemouth and smallmouth — year-round in Michigan, as long as they release them immediately,

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. Surveys conducted by these research vessels are designed to examine and collect information on all aspects of the lakes’ fish communities

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Well-known marine industry trade publication Boating Industry announced its Top Products of 2017, selecting 50 of the best new or updated products and services for the model year, ranging from accessories to boats to engines and more. This is the fourth year that Boating Industry has formally recognized these distinctions. As denoted

tags: New Boat Models, Fishing

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Championship on Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas last weekend. A 25-year-old professional angler from Guntersville, Alabama, Lee became the

tags: Fishing, Electronics

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just because something is the most utilitarian tool on board doesn't mean it can't be attractive. Shurhold's premium Fishing Series Handles fit over 40 attachments available for the One Handle Does It All system, and are sure to turn heads in any marina. The first thing people notice about Fishing Series Handles is the sleek black

tags: Fishing, Accessories

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the ice and snow cover melts on Michigan's lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. Winter conditions often can cause fish and other creatures such as turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish to die. "Winterkill is the most

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winter does not mean that we all have to stop thinking about fishing for the next few months! During a mild winter, many people still fish from shore, and some areas in the Great Lakes region freeze over, providing opportunities for exercising those ice fishing skills! Even if you’re not getting out fishing, there are many

tags: Great Lakes, Winterization, Fishing

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

With recent warmer weather conditions making many people interested in getting on the water, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers about netting season dates: The hand netting season opens today, March 1, and closes May 31. The dip netting season opens Monday, March 20, and also closes May 31. The following

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced totals from its fall fish stocking efforts. The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons. Fish were stocked at 99 locations throughout the state. “It was another outstanding fall fish

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Sunday, January 22, 2017

As the winter fishing season gets under way, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that DNR staff again will be interviewing them about their fishing trips. The DNR appreciates anglers’ cooperation in obtaining these critical data for fisheries management. Fisheries Division creel clerks will ask anglers,

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources