It seems that the entire country is in a major drought right now, and Michigan is no exception.
I’ve always preferred larger spinning reels than most anglers. While the majority use the “30” size for their finesse fishing, I’ve leaned toward Quantum’s “40” size for most of my spinning tackle applications.
As the competitors filed into Lake St. Clair Metropark this morning to launch on the first day of this year’s second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open, it appeared to be somewhat of a reverse snowbird migration.
I’ve been fishing for smallmouth bass for 30-plus years, yet I’m amazed how they can have different, little idiosyncrasies within the same region. Lake Michigan and the Green Bay Challenge served yet another example. I’ve fished Traverse Bay on the eastern side of the lake for years, yet the smallmouth don’t react the same. The weather in Green Bay also threw us a surprise.
As most of you know, I fish a lot on the Great Lakes. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re the best smallmouth fisheries on the planet.
This week's Green Bay Challenge will definitely test my ability to formulate a game plan on a fishery that I know very little about with a bass fishing technique that I rarely use.
Expect weights of high teens to low 20s each day during this week's Green Bay Challenge.
The many recreational users of Lake Erie may not get a say in the water's use, if an Ohio state bill passes the legislature in its current form. Act now to get it amended!
The Barrasso-Heller amendment would undermine Army Corps authority to enforce Clean Water Act, eroding water quality and diminishing valuable fish and wildlife habitat.