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Catch Lake Michigan Lake Trout Now

Jerry Pabst - June 11, 2018

G&F reader Sean Gregory caught this 23-pound laker in April 2017. (Camera Corner reader


Best Lakes, Lures for Michigan Smallmouth Bass in June

John E. Phillips - May 29, 2018

"Lake St. Clair is the best bass lake in Michigan and probably the best in the nation for ...

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Lake Michigan Fishing Outlook 2018

Jerry Pabst - April 18, 2018

This 28-pound Chinook proves there are still some trophy fish in Lake Michigan, and Illinois is

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Best March Fishing in Michigan

Mike Gnatkowski - March 08, 2018

Some of the best ice-fishing of the season takes place across much of the Wolverine State in


2018 Michigan Fishing Calendar

Mike Gnatkowski - February 06, 2018

It's time to examine your fishing agenda for the coming season at Michigan's top fisheries.

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Searching for Giant Yellow Perch

Richard Smith - January 08, 2018

Ice fishing on Michigan's Lake Gogebic can result in jumbo yellow perch. (Photo by Ron

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Angler Breaks State Record, Helps Capsized Kayaker

Game & Fish Online Staff - November 07, 2017

Michael Lemanski holds his Michigan state-record cisco. (Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR) The man


Walleyes of the October Moon

Tom Carpenter - September 13, 2017

That so-called "hunter's moon" doesn't affect just wildlife. Here's how to use it to improve your

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Summer Pattern Secrets for Smallmouth Bass

Dan Johnson - June 26, 2017

What's more fun than fishing for smallmouth bass? Catching more, bigger smallmouths. By Dan


Racing Summer for Saginaw Bay Walleyes

June 13, 2017

That's what you'll do to catch Saginaw Bay walleyes — or get left behind. Here's expert advice on

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Bow Angler Beats Own State Record Fish in Michigan

May 24, 2017

Bigmouth Buffalo: The Michigan state fish and wildlife agency said the bow fisherman from Madison

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Lake Michigan's Best Chicago-Area Fishing

Jerry Pabst - May 19, 2017

With the city's skyline as the background, Chicago-area fishing includes hundreds of species of

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2017 Michigan Family Fishing Destinations

Mike Gnatkowski - May 18, 2017

Michigan offers plenty of great fishing waters, and most anglers have their favorite spots to cast

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Kids Bragging Board: 'Monster' Bass, Rainbow, Perch

Game & Fish Online Staff - May 03, 2017

Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner bragging board features reader photos and stories

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Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast 2017

Jerry Pabst - April 27, 2017

Webster defines the word "progress" as "movement forward" or a "gradual betterment." Since Lake


2017 Michigan Top Bass Fishing Spots

Mike Gnatkowski - March 16, 2017

Ten years ago you couldn't legally fish for bass during April, but that didn't mean that anglers

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2017 Michigan Crappie Fishing Forecast

Mike Gnatkowski - February 15, 2017

Michigan crappie fishing doesn't get the attention that a lot of the other state game fish do.


Lake Michigan Ice Rescue: DNR Officer Saves Shoeless Boy, 10

Scott Bernarde - February 08, 2017

A Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer rescued a shoeless 10-year-old

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