April trolling tips for deep walleye

Before anglers had trolling depth charts for crankbaits, we had to figure out ways to get our baits down to certain areas of the water column. The sonar would show fish suspended and on the bottom. We had to determine what fish showing on that sonar were catchable. As...

The Evolution of Bombing

The Rapala Jigging Rap!   This is not an article to plug a sponsor. It’s a story of some smart anglers utilizing electronics and a very versatile jigging glide bait to rewrite tournament weight records and put a bunch of walleyes in live wells across the northern...

Randy Claramunt named Fisheries Chief

On February 22, acting DNR Director Shannon Lott announced the appointment of Randy Claramunt as the new Chief of the Fisheries Division, one of Michigan’s most important natural resource positions. He will fill the position vacated by long-term fisheries chief Jim...

Big bucks can break your heart

Deer hunt long enough, and it will happen. A buck with an uncanny ability to evade, is lucky and causes intense feelings of infatuation. This happened to me two years ago, in July. My trail camera revealed this beautiful 8-pointer standing on the trail’s edge, nosing...

Our Outstanding BASS FISHING

Not too many folks in our state complain when they accidentally hook a nice bass. They could be panfish or pike fishing, but bass always brighten a day of fishing when they barge in and take the bait. Both small and largemouth have offered so many pictures for the...