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  1. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    Just caught my first musky and it was on a bulldawg, 47.5" beauty. Now I wanna buy atleast 1 more but theres so many different colors I cant decide. I'm also fishing mostly stained water. What are your favorite/ best producing 2 or 3 colors
  2. General Michigan Hunting
    Would you rather you own a nice Taj-mahal commercial deer blind, (think Shadow hunter vs Banks Stump 4) to put in, the back of your property, or a similarly priced Jon boat? So to explain..... Been saving up a little cash, and have about $3500 for a project. I live on some acreage that I...
  3. MichiganSmallGame.com
    Good Day Sportsmen and Sportswomen! We moved to the Newago area a couple years ago and I'm tired of hunting alone. So I have a standing invitation if anyone would like to go hunting with me. I hunt squirrel and rabbit for small game. I would like to get into upland and waterfowl hunting this...
  4. Bow Fishing
    I've been doing a lot of night time bowfishing on a boat around grosse ile and other islands around the area, but my friend owns the boat and works during the day. I was wondering where some public locations to bowfish from the shoreline during the day. I'm in Southeastern, MI. between Detroit...
  5. Warm Water Species Fishing
    Hey everybody, I'm working on putting together an article for a local publication on some of the best places to go fishing in the West Michigan area. The publication is based out of the Grand Haven-Holland area, but I'm open to any and all suggestions. I don't want to...
  6. Boats and Watercraft
    Bought brand new in May of 2016. Motor has slightly over 50 hrs on it. I put hour meter on it with about 5 and after break-in period. It has 2 Garmins. A 73Dv at the console and a 93SV on the bow which is mounted to a Ballz Out machined mount. The trolling motor is a MK Terrova 55lb 12v with...
  7. Cold Water Species Fishing
    Any reports on how the salmon are biting in lake Michigan near Charlevoix? I know the past few years it has been very slow. We usually fish around Frankfort or Glen Arbor and do pretty well but now that the family has a place on lake Charlevoix we were looking to get some info on where to fish...
  8. Panfish Mix 5-12-17

    Panfish Mix 5-12-17

    7-8 inch Sunnies 'n Gills + a 13.99 inch Crappie! JUST missed Master Angler with this!! It was a good day. I kept enough for 2-3 meals.
  9. Camping, Sight-seeing, Tourism, RVs
    A vacationed planned with friends got cancelled because of work scheduling, so I am now looking to do a solo fishing/camping trip. It will be mid July and will last 4 or 5 days. As of now, I am not focused on any one particular region in Michigan. I live in central ohio. I am looking to...
  10. General Discussion
    ive recently picked up the hobby of fishing and was wondering where I can I get fish filleted around metro Detroit because I've never filleted one myself. Also if I were to fillet one myself at home where do you dispose of the blood after bleeding one?
  11. Fish Recipes
    Made a batch of fish chowder today. I love all chowders, especially New England style, the white version. Many chowder recipes call for bacon or fatback, and chicken stock. This version has neither ingredient, so fits within Lenten guidelines. I have some striped bass in the freezer from a...
  12. My First Carp

    My First Carp

    Last Fall I caught my first ever Carp! Thanks to my friend Kevin for getting me in on the action. Strong fighters!
  13. Small Bass + Rapala

    Small Bass + Rapala

    Not long after ice out, I like to toss around a Rapala size 03 Original Floating lure in the shallows to see what kind of fish have moved up there. Usually I'll come across a lot of these small Bass hunting around in the shallows, but I'll also catch Panfish of various kinds on these to. Good lure!
  14. Warmouths

    Warmouths

    A collection of 4 beautiful Warmouths I've caught in recent years. Warmouth is a type of Sunfish. Some can be very dark, some very light. It all depends on what environment they dwell in most often throughout their lifespan.
  15. Big Crappie

    Big Crappie

    Caught this nice Black Crappie out of a private pond in Tennessee in February 2017!
  16. Green Sunfish

    Green Sunfish

    Caught this beautiful Green Sunfish in 2016 while casting a bait weightless near the shoreline of a lake. Lovely color scheme on this fish. As a multi-species angler, I love catching all shapes, sizes, and types of fish.
  17. Icefishing LP inland lakes and rivers
    We are looking for some good places to camp on Cooke Dam Pond in the winter and do some ice fishing. We have an outfitter tent and don't need any hookups, etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  18. General Michigan Hunting
    I just moved to Rochester Hills last week to get started at my new job. I've always wanted to hunt/fish since I was a young boy but unfortunately I lived in a country where both are pretty restricted. I'm going to try and get started with some fishing at a metropark this weekend. I was wondering...
  19. Introductions
    Hey folks! My name is Chuck Russell, and I'm a fisherman from Greenville, MI in Montcalm County, and I absolutely LOVE to fish! I found these forums through a Google Search while researching some new (to me) fishing spots to try out this year. I work from home, and on the road, doing an...
  20. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Fishing seems to be the quintessential partner Outdoor endeavor. So here's my questions, How many of you Fish alone? Do you ever run into problems (particularly at Launches) because you are alone and maybe not launching or loading quite as fast as what someone else might think you should be...
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