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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

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: Environmental Impact, Fishing

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: Lifestyle, Events, Fishing

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers around the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, May 11, 2018

Whether going on vacation or as part of the boat testing I do for fishing magazines, a couple of times each year I equip a boat for temporary saltwater angling. It may be the family boat, a pleasure craft designed for use in freshwater, a freshwater fishing boat, or a watercraft designed for use in saltwater but a stock model that has

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Fishing, South Coast, Travel, West Coast, Beyond the Lakes, East Coast

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 31 deadline to win fishing trip and three additional grand prizes If you’re an angler or know someone who is, the countdown begins now for a chance to win big. Showing off your “best catch” could get you an action-packed fishing trip with Mark Zona, former pro angler, co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series, and

tags: Events, Fishing

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring has finally arrived across the Great Lakes region! The warmer temperatures we are seeing are still below average, but that is not stopping anglers from getting out on the water. You can almost feel their excitement as, for many of them, this is the first chance they have had in many months to get back out onto the big water.

by: Chad Lapa of LakeOntarioUnited.com, LakeErieUnited.com, and GreatLakesFisherman.com

tags: Fishing