Skinny Water Coho

The only thing better than catching a fat coho salmon is doing it in March when most anglers are still enjoying their winter hibernation! Even better, early spring coho fishing is often a game played in shallow water and close to shore. The spring coho fishery on both...

A love affair with lake trout

I don’t mind saying I’ve had a lifelong love affair with lake trout. While many anglers consider this member of the char family a second-class sport fish, I’ve always admired that they grow to huge sizes, they are abundant and readily caught in all five Great Lakes....

Detroit River’s November Eyes?

For those walleye fishing enthusiasts who can’t get enough jig fishing action, read on because November is second only to April when it comes to red-hot action. Everyone and his brother knows that the Detroit River is the place to be, and April is the month to plan a...

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon are clearly one of the most unique species found in the Great Lakes State. Unlike the various species of Pacific salmon commonly stocked in large numbers, Atlantic salmon only receive modest space in the state’s fish hatcheries. The Michigan DNR has...

BE BETTER AT JIGGING

Over the years, I’ve shared a boat with an impressive number of talented fishermen. No one learns the craft of fishing without the help of others willing to share what they have learned through the school of hard knocks. When it comes to jig fishing places such as the...