May 29 • 05:35 AM

In This Issue

  • White Bass just for the fun of it

    by By Mark Romanack
    Spring is a busy time for those who enjoy getting a tug on the end of their fishing line. The month of May in Michigan is prime time for targeting a wealth of popular fish species including stream trout, ...more»
  • Experience Michigan’s trails

    With spring now sprung, a sleeping Michigan giant is waking up — and now is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to see it. Much like Gulliver, tied down to the ground by the Lilliputians, ...more»
  • Saginaw Bay’s hot spring walleye bite

    Lately Saginaw Bay is my favorite spring place to fish...
    by By Michael Veine
    Saginaw Bay serves up some of its best fishing of the year during the spring. If this year is anything like last year with an early spring, then the fishing on the Bay will start heating up in late March ...more»

    by By Joe Lunkas
    Where will the best be in Michigan? The answers to this burning question are made much less predictable and more questionable by the unusual weather patterns we continue to experience....more»
  • Get in the ‘GOBBLER ZONE’

    by By Kenny Darwin
    Wild turkeys are wary birds and sometimes it seems like you simply cannot get close enough for a shot. They certainly have unbelievable instants and perhaps keener eyesight that any other bird in Michigan....more»

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Early spring panfish

Jack Payne - 2017-04-01
Ice out and early spring is perhaps the best time to panfish. Nothing beats cabin fever better than hauling in a plump perch, a platter size crappie or a bull bluegill....more»

My Big Buck Story!

Jesse Blake - 2017-04-01
Each November for the last 10 years or so, I spend four or five days in Hillsdale County hunting some of most beautiful farmland in Michigan with my buddy Jude....more»

The Great Lakes' Super Slam

Mark Romanack - 2017-04-01
April marks the unofficial beginning of the Great Lakes trout and salmon fishery. Literally the moment that the ice melts around boat launches, enthusiasts are splashing fishing boats and the games begin! ...more»

State record crossbow buck

Richard P. Smith - 2017-04-01
Rural Allegan County resident Trent Smith bagged a pending state record typical crossbow buck on October 22 in Allegan County. After being panel measured by three Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM) ...more»

Successful Detroit River walleye techniques

Brian Miller - 2017-04-01
There is nothing like pulling up on your rod and feeling that infamous weight. It’s the sluggish weight of a walleye which causes us to quickly set the hook....more»

Does CWD drive whitetail population decline?

John Ozoga - 2017-03-01
Currently, there is no treatment for CWD, and no sure way of diagnosing it based on appearance or observable behavior in live animals during early stages of infection....more»

Earning a “Masters” Degree in... Jigging

Mark Romanack - 2017-03-01
The Detroit River’s epic spring walleye run comes but once a year. Those anglers who have experienced the Detroit River when it’s red hot can attest that the bite is epic....more»

Setups that work... TURKEY DECOYING

Kenny Darwin - 2017-03-01
Forget those large spreads with multiple decoys, you are not decoying geese. Get rid of those old turkey decoys that are ugly, have faded paint, lack feather detail and have body positions like the statues ...more»


Tom Lounsbury - 2017-03-01
A fast growing winter pastime is hunting for fox (both red and gray), coyote and where legal (refer to the MDNR Hunting Guide), bobcat. This is referred to today as "predator hunting", but being old school, ...more»

Jigging Lessons for Motown ‘Eyes

By Mark Martin - 2017-03-01
March is a frustrating month for avid walleye anglers; especially as its days wane. While the first half usually has ice safe enough to fish upon, the latter part will see deteriorating conditions....more»
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