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...

Late-Ice Walleyes

Last ice is one of the hottest times of the year to catch winter walleyes, and you don’t have to risk your life to cash in on the bonanza. In fact, the increase in late-winter walleye activity and ice-fishing success begins long before the ice begins to d  ...

Icy Michigan Hotspots

Can The Ice Fishing Be As Good As Last Year?   by Mike Gnatkowski January 01, 2016 Michigan sporting goods stores and tackle dealers sold a lot of one product last winter they don’t normally get much call for-ice auger extensions. The winter of 2014-15 was...

September Salmon

by Mike Gnatkowski September 01, 2015 Just about the time the maples and aspens are beginning to show a hint of color King salmon will begin nosing up Michigan streams and rivers. In some streams, Chinooks begin showing up in early August, but the main run in most...

Michigan’s 2015 Bass Outlook

by Mike Gnatkowski May 01, 2015 If you like to fish for bass, you’d better hook up the boat and head to one of the numerous lakes in Michigan that feature thriving bass fisheries. In northern Michigan, there are several lakes that are rated as some of the best...