SUMMER BIG BUCKS GALORE

If your goal is to locate and harvest a mature buck with impressive headgear, the time to scout is now. Don’t make the common mistake of searching for the buck of a lifetime during hunting season. Here’s why. Mature bucks are very difficult to scout and pattern once...

EARLY GEESE

In the early morning pre-dawn darkness, I could barely make out the black ribbons of geese on the distant orange horizon. At first, they looked like low-hanging clouds, then they transformed into strings of Canada geese headed directly at our decoy spread. The first...

SPRING ’GILLS

If you are looking for a red hot Michigan fishing opportunity that provides endless action, spectacular catches and ideal weather, don’t miss bluegills this spring. When warming weather increases water temperature, panfish leave deep water haunts and slip into skinny...

JIGGING! A hot new salmon tactic

The weather was perfect, seas calm, kings were rolling on the surface of Betsie Bay by the truckloads, but I couldn’t buy a bite trolling spoons, attractor flies, meat rigs or plugs. Meanwhile, jiggers nearby were having a heyday, fighting and landing monster salmon....

New Year Waterfowl

The holiday season was in full swing, and New Year’s Eve parties had me struggling to set decoys on the snow-covered ground in the pre-dawn darkness. I scanned the eastern sky and suddenly, they appeared like a dream come true; the sight of several flocks of geese...