BLUEGILL FRENZY

As we eased the boat into the shallows, we immediately noticed dozens of bluegills swirling in circles, protecting their beds. Zach Darwin made the first accurate cast and quickly announced Fish On! Soon a feisty male with brilliant orange and blue colors came to the...

TREMENDOUS TURKEY OUTLOOK

Last spring, Michigan wild turkey hunters had a success rate close to 45%, which is simply fantastic. But just when I thought populations were reaching a peak, Mother Nature served up a pleasant surprise. Spring 2020 had an abundant poult hatch, and out of the deep...

KILLER TRICKS FOR PANFISH

Michigan is blessed with some of the hottest hard water fishing in North America. Bluegills are best known and most sought after, with crappie coming in second place, and if conditions are ideal, there will be hordes of Michigan fishermen catching sunfish, perch, and...

WIDE RACK MONARCH

The thrill of seeing a Booner Buck taken by your son   A branch snapped, and suddenly a doe pranced through the underbrush. In the distance, there was a movement from a huge whitetail body. From the dense thicket and tall grass, a massive rack sparkled in the...

EPIC ’GILLS

Across the Great Lakes state anglers are poised for the once a year epic fishing phenomenon to fire up. When fish are snapping, the good news about colossal fishing quickly spreads and Michigan sportsmen take to the water in boats, canoes, flat bottoms, kayaks and...