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Friday, July 14, 2017

The annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out is an annual professional walleye tournament held in Sunset Bay, New York on the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. The 2017 event is the seventh year and sold out at 95 teams/boats. The 2017 event is slated for Saturday, July 22 with Big Fish Friday being that Friday, the 21st.Sunday is reserved for a

tags: Events, Fishing

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Additionally, during

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

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: Fishing, New Boat Models

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: Electronics, Fishing

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: Accessories, Fishing

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

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: Fishing, Great Lakes, Winterization

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing