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Monday, August 13, 2018

There were exciting results in the prestigious 2018 Hatteras Marlin Club Release Tournament. On her maiden tournament outing, Grady-White’s new outboard powered flagship, the 45-foot Canyon 456, went three-for-three on blue marlin and thrilled the captain and crew, as well as everyone back at the Grady-White Boats factory in

tags: Event, Fishing, New Boat Models

Friday, August 3, 2018

Brenda Carter is the state's newest state fish record holder but the lifelong angler is finding the honor a tad bittersweet: she broke the catch and release record for pumpkinseed set a year ago by her daughter, Erika Carter. "You never plan to catch something that big," she says. "It's a gift. "That record was not something that

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Women in Boating, Awards

Friday, July 20, 2018

Paddlecraft such as kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) make great tenders for use off of sail and power boats, as shared in this issue’s “Love My Tender” boating column, found here. The simple, inexpensive craft are good for getting to and from shore from boats that are moored and are fun for exploring and

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fishing

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: Fishing, Law & Politics

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: Awards, Fishing

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: Events, Fishing, Lake Erie

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: Fishing, Law & Politics

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: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Fishing

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing