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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It truly is great to hear the abundant fishing reports coming in from all across the Great Lakes. 2018 will be a year to remember, mark my words. It seems no matter who I talk to and no matter where they are fishing, fishing is great. There is simply nothing more, as fishermen, that we can ask for than just that. Lake Ontario Fishing

by: Captain Rob Westcott, Legacy Sportfishing

tags: Great Lakes, Fishing

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fishing for lake sturgeon is a rare and unique opportunity in Michigan. The month of July brings several season openers. Detroit River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Catch and release only. All lake sturgeon must be released immediately. Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Possession season: July

tags: Law & Politics, Fishing

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, scored a trifecta this weekend as Lowrance professional anglers – led by Ish Monroe, who notched his fifth Elite Series career victory – took the top three spots at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Monroe, the

tags: Fishing, Awards

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The 2018 Sunset Bay Walleye ShootOut is slated for Friday, July 20 (Big Fish Friday) and Saturday, July 21 for the Main event. The tournament is officially the highest paying walleye tournament in the country, with cash and prizes exceeding $150,000.00 for a one-day, walleye shootout. Angler’s are coming from all over the

tags: Fishing, Lake Erie, Events

Friday, June 22, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (included in H.R. 200) on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Modern Fish Act (S. 1520). It is imperative that you contact your Member of Congress today and strongly urge them to support the Modern Fish Act. The Modern Fish Act

tags: Law & Politics, Fishing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The fishing apparel brand RepYourWater and conservation organization National Wildlife Federation have announced a partnership to raise awareness of the threat that invasive Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes and their connected fisheries, as well as to mobilize anglers to support solutions to stop Asian carp from getting into the

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Charity

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record black buffalo on June 12. The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught by Brandonn Kramer of Muskegon, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 on the Grand River in Ottawa County. Assistance was provided by Kramer’s friend and fishing cohort,

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. To develop Michigan’s broodstock – a group of mature fish used for breeding – the DNR plans to source wild Arctic grayling

tags: Fishing, Environmental Impact

Friday, June 1, 2018

The start of the traditional summer boating season also brings the annual kick-off of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2–10, designed to highlight the importance of these two recreational activities. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has these five ways to celebrate: The next time you head out on the

tags: Fishing, Lifestyle, Events

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources

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