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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Results are in for the first round of environmental DNA testing for invasive bighead and silver carp in tributaries of Lake Michigan. None of the 336 water samples collected in the Kalamazoo River, Spring Lake and Lake Macatawa tested positive for the genetic material (eDNA) of invasive carp. The eDNA surveillance program – a

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, July 4, 2019

There’s nothing quite like summertime fishing on the Great Lakes! Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, boaters are getting out on the water to test out new equipment and techniques, as well as put favorite tactics to use. Anglers across all five lakes are itching to take advantage of the hot spring and summer days that

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The 2019 Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout is slated for July 18 through 21 with the main event being Saturday, July 20. This year’s event – the NINTH tournament – has grown to become the highest paying walleye shootout in the country and has some very exciting new components to this year’s tournament. The

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, June 7, 2019

Captain Sam Sutton was born and raised in Ormond Beach, at the heart of Florida’s east coast. His father began taking him fishing when he was very young, and as Sutton grew, so did his passion for angling. Today, Sutton makes his living guiding anglers on the storied waters of the Florida Keys. “I love what I do; I love

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August. The 2019 season is anticipated to produce walleye fishing results that could surpass last

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie

Friday, May 31, 2019

Tyler Fisher of St. Charles, Michigan, caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo, unseating the previous state-record fish that was caught in 2017. Fisher caught his fish – weighing in at 32.01 pounds and measuring 38 inches – while bowfishing in the Shiawassee River in Saginaw County. Kathrin Schrouder, a DNR fisheries

tags: Awards, Fishing

Monday, May 27, 2019

Now is prime fishing time across the Great Lakes and the best prepared among us are going to net most of the angling action. I know fishermen with garages painstakingly organized to allow them to function like a well-oiled machine when it comes time to tackle auto maintenance, home repairs, or yard tasks. You know what? In most

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing

Monday, May 27, 2019

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, the DNR wants to know. Since the 1980s, the DNR has used the coded-wire tag program to mass mark various trout and salmon species in Michigan. Mass marking provides critical data as fisheries biologists assess the value of naturally reproduced versus stocked fish, as well

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, May 24, 2019

Women, men and teens are invited to a non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education June 21-23 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a class on offshore fishing and conservation conducted by Capt. Skip Bradeen, plus

tags: Events, Fishing, South Coast, Women in Boating, Beyond the Lakes

Monday, May 6, 2019

This is an exciting time of year for fishing enthusiasts, as the chance to get out on the open water is approaching! Watching the winter weather continue for weeks and months, it can seem like the warmer weather will never arrive. Just because we can’t always get out and fish during that time of year, it doesn’t mean that

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes