Fair-Weather Waterfowling

Adescription of the perfect waterfowling day would undoubtedly begin with wind. Wind makes waterfowl uneasy, fidgety. Rather than raft up in big flocks and loaf on open water, wind and the resulting waves forces ducks to seek shelter. Usually they move in small,...

Perch Jerkin’

Yellow perch, like bluegills, tend to inhabit just about every lake in Michigan. But it takes a certain kind of lake or body of water to produce reliable numbers of jumbo yellow bellies. Usually, larger inland lakes in the northern Lower Peninsula, U.P. and Great...

Michigan’s Early Ice

First ice always produces some hot fishing, but you never know when first ice is.   by Mike Gnatkowski December 01, 2017 All ice anglers can really do is pray for cold weather, make sure the auger blades are sharp and have your gear at the ready. If Mother Nature...

Some of Michigan’s…BEST FALL FISHING

October 01, 2017 You can’t blame sportsmen who are itching to pick up the gun or bow come September. Fishing is a year round sport where hunting only takes place at certain times of the year. Hunters can expand their season by traveling or hunting with more than...

Making Sense of Scents for SMALLIES

by Mike Gnatkowski September 01, 2017 Idid a presentation in college on salmon orientation and navigation as part of a biology class. The idea for the presentation was to explain how salmon managed to find their way back to the stream or river where they were hatched...