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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the creation of a new Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp that will commit strategic and financial resources to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). The partnership will offer a combination of solutions to reduce the risk of invasive carp from

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, February 16, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, for the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up #MiFreeFishingWeekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Lake St. Clair

Monday, February 12, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System are collaborating on a large-scale study to determine movements of walleye and lake whitefish in and around Green

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. In addition,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Fishing

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wisconsin's winter Free Fishing Weekend is set for Jan. 20-21, 2018, and free loaner equipment and ice fishing clinics make it a great time for open water anglers to discover the fun of ice fishing or to introduce family and friends to this hard-water recreation. Fishing is free for Wisconsin residents and visitors alike on these

tags: Events, Fishing

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Power poles are useful for fishing shallow, calm water, but when water is deeper and a breeze is building up a chop or a strong tide is running, anchoring is the way to go. And for anglers, the Fortress Marine Anchors FX-7 is hard to beat. Ideal for flats and bass boats, skiffs and center consoles up to 27', it outperforms anchors

tags: Anchors, Fishing

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

When you move up to a 20-foot multi-species boat, you expect more of everything. The Skeeter WX2060 delivers with more cockpit space, storage, and standard options than any boat in its class. At 20' 6", the WX2060 is rigged with the economical and powerful Yamaha VMAX SHO® V6 4.2L outboard. With a 25-inch shaft, this motor pushes

tags: Fishing, New Boat Models

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter boat and sport shows are great places to discover new or noteworthy fishing tackle and accessories that you may not see anywhere else. Or ever again. Through the years, attending a half-dozen shows a winter, I’ve accumulated a closet full of odd tackle that never made it beyond the local sports show exhibition aisles.

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boat Show, Boating 101, Fishing

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior