FRESHWATER DRUM or SHEEPSHEAD

Great Lakes anglers are surprised when they set the hook and find they’re attached to a sheepshead. Freshwater drum can be found across the Great Lakes and in the larger tributaries. They are regular catch by anglers targeting other species. Most are disappointed when...

Lake St. Clair Smallmouths

The Bass Angler Sportsman Society (BASS) puts together a list each year of the country’s top 100 bass lakes and reservoirs. Michigan’s Lake St. Clair is a regular on the list. Lake St. Clair has been pegged as the top lake in the country for bass fishing in the past...

Tactics for Opening Day Toms

A veteran turkey hunter once said, “The very first time you hunt a gobbler is the best time to kill ’em. Your chances go down accordingly every time you hunt him after that.” A smart old gobbler wises up quickly. He’ll figure out where you’re coming into the woods...

Scout Now for Spring Turkeys!

Scouting for spring turkeys should begin way in advance of the spring season. Late winter or early spring is not too early to begin your scouting. Locating clusters of flocked up wintering birds can give you an idea of how many birds are in the area, how they survived...

Mid-Winter Panfish

Catching panfish on first ice is not rocket science. Bluegills, sunfish, crappies and perch are still relatively active when ice first forms. It’s basically an extension of the hot fall fishery for a while. Weeds are still green and producing oxygen, waters are not...