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  • Free fishing, free ORV weekend starts Saturday in Michigan
  • You might want to get those fishing poles ready if you live in Michigan. Michigan's free fishing weekend starts Saturday, and you don't even have to live there to take part. All fishing licenses will be waived on both Saturday and Sunday. And you won't ...
  • WNDU
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  • 6/9/2018 4:55:00 AM
  • Quick warming of Otsego Lake causes fish die-off
  • A large number of dead fish have been washing up on the shores of a lake near Gaylord. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the dead fish along Otsego Lake are adult white suckers that have died after spawning. DNR biologist Dave Borgeson says
  • Interlochen Public Radio
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  • 6/8/2018 6:59:00 PM
  • Michigan DNR offers free fishing this weekend
  • Those looking for something to do this weekend can grab their fishing rods and head for the great outdoors. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is kicking off the summer with Free Fishing Weekend across the state of Michigan. All fees for fishing
  • WZZM
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  • 6/8/2018 1:14:00 PM
  • Free fishing and free ORV weekend in Michigan
  • June 9 and 10 are Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend. That means that Michiganders and nonresidents alike can fish without a license this weekend, although other fishing regulations still apply. Also, entry into public boating access sites ...
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 6/8/2018 12:43:00 PM
  • Michigan DNR holds Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10
  • MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re angling for some time to cast a line in Michigan’s waters, this weekend is for you. The state’s lone Free Fishing Weekend of the summer is Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. During that time, all anglers can ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 6/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Kids’ Fishing Derby At Young State Park
  • It is time to grab your fishing poles! State parks all across Michigan are having a free fishing weekend, but the Young State Park in Charlevoix County is going a step further with a kids fishing derby. Kids from all over the area can head over to the park
  • 9&10 News
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  • 6/7/2018 11:03:00 PM
  • It's a free fishing and ORV weekend at Michigan state parks
  • Nothing in life is free. Unless you're visiting a Michigan state park this weekend. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting its annual free fishing and off-road vehicle weekend across the state June 9-10. As part of the special event ...
  • MLive
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  • 6/7/2018 3:19:00 PM
  • Michigan: 'Three Free' weekend coming June 9-10
  • Grab a fishing rod, ride Michigan’s off-road trails and/or pay a visit to your favorite state park for free – all in the same weekend. During two back-to-back days, June 9-10, we invite residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/7/2018 8:36:00 AM
  • Unusually High Number of Dead Fish Washing Up in Otsego Lake
  • There’s growing concern as an alarming number of dead fish wash up on the banks of a Northern Michigan lake. The DNR has received several calls from people saying they’ve seen dozens of dead white sucker fish collecting along the banks of Otsego Lake ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 6/7/2018 12:39:00 AM
  • Michigan kicks off summer with Free Fishing Weekend
  • The State of Michigan is kicking off summertime fun with the Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. The Michigan DNR waives all fishing license fees, both days for residents and out-of-state visitors. All fishing regulations still apply.
  • The Morning Sun
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  • 6/6/2018 7:18:00 PM
  • Art Fish Fun offers free fishing, food, water facts this weekend
  • Established in honor of River Day, Art Fish Fun also takes place during Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend and Michigan Water Week. Information on career opportunities and news on the latest in the water and wastewater recovery industry will be provided by ..
  • The Oakland Press
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  • 6/6/2018 6:17:00 PM
  • Smart Shopper: Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, June 9 & 10
  • For two days, all fishing license fees will be waived in Michigan for Free Fishing Weekend. Whether you are visiting our wonderful state or have lived here for years, head out on June 9 and 10 for some great time near the water. Also, a Recreation Passport
  • FOX 17
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  • 6/6/2018 5:40:00 PM
  • Off-roading, fishing free this weekend
  • Grab a fishing rod, ride Michigan’s off-road trails and/or pay a visit to your favorite Michigan state park for free — all in the same weekend. On two back-to-back days, June 9-10, the Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of ...
  • Ludington Daily News
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  • 6/6/2018 3:48:00 PM
  • Michigan Fisheries Research Vessels Expand Knowledge of Great Lakes
  • While at a Great Lakes port this summer and fall, you might see one of the DNR’s four large fisheries research vessels conducting annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. The vessels are based out of Marquette, Alpena, Charlevoix and Harrison ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/5/2018 7:44:00 AM
  • Creel clerk talks to anglers, records fishing data for survey
  • ELK RAPIDS — Anglers on both arms of Grand Traverse Bay may notice Zach Smith hanging around this summer with his metal clipboard in hand, wearing the well-recognized green Michigan Department of Natural Resources polo shirt. Smith is a state fisheries ...
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 6/4/2018 7:36:00 PM
  • Festival reels fishing enthusiasts into downtown Elkhart
  • The duo used the event as a warm-up to a big fishing trip at Lake Michigan in a couple of weeks. “Let’s get broken in now and catch a few fish, and get ready for the big lake,” Tom said. Allen Welburn of Three Rivers, Michigan, meanwhile, reeled in a ...
  • The Goshen News
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  • 6/2/2018 11:13:00 PM
  • Cisco Fishing in Northern Lake Michigan
  • Anglers fishing northern Lake Michigan are well known for targeting lake whitefish and lake trout - jigging off the bottom for them for eons. But in the last decade a new fishery has emerged - and its one that's surprising a lot of people. "The new thing .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/1/2018 8:36:00 AM
  • Extreme fish die-off at Midland lake may impact fishermen, not swimmers
  • Reports and information from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and S&R Environmental Consulting indicate the fish are suffocating from a lack of oxygen, Heil said. "The reason for the oxygen depletion was a reversal in the water column," Heil sa
  • MLive
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  • 6/1/2018 1:04:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Bass Fishing Season is Here
  • Know how those bass respond to it. The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center is hosting a bass fishing tournament this Saturday at 7 am on Houghton Lake. Admission is $100 per boat. All proceeds will go to help stop child abuse.
  • 9&10 News
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  • 5/31/2018 10:59:00 PM
  • Trying to get pregnant? Eat more fish
  • Researchers tracked outcomes over the course of a year from 501 couples in Michigan and Texas trying to get pregnant. The couples who ate four-ounce servings of fish twice a week or more had sexual intercourse roughly 22 percent more frequently than those
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  • 5/31/2018 9:06:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: Lake Erie yielding walleye as river runs conclude
  • In Michigan, the bass season is closed through June 15 on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. Detroit River: Guide Spencer Berman reports that the walleye fishing on the waterway had remained hot with quick limits coming most days.
  • The Blade
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  • 5/31/2018 1:32:00 PM
  • North Country Girl: Chapter 54 — California Nightmares
  • I tried to reassure myself that I was still better off than if I were standing alone on the shore of Lake Michigan, straining my neck to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Navy Pier, surrounded by decomposing fish. Gerry finally handed his daughter back
  • The Saturday Evening Post
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  • 5/30/2018 9:34:00 PM
  • Best Lakes, Lures for Michigan Smallmouth Bass in June
  • Where should you go for some great Michigan smallmouth bass fishing? Try any of these hotspots. Michigan’s bass season opens in June for catch and keep, but you can catch and release bass all year. Stout mentions that Lake St. Clair is shallow, except in .
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/30/2018 5:58:00 PM
  • Hot fishing to cottonwood fluff for Chicago fishing: Midwest Fishing Report
  • He also sent the photo below of Julie Pluta with salmon from the lake. Perch fishing on Lake Michigan is closed through June 15. That closure also includes the Chicago River system and the Calumet River. If you’re not at least once in a while sneaking ...
  • Chicago Sun-Times
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  • 5/30/2018 2:57:00 PM
  • KVD College Series Launched in Michigan
  • The king of bass fishing, Kevin VanDam, and his family have launched a college fishing series in his home state of Michigan. The College Bass Tour begins at Michigan’s Muskegon Lake on June 16. The competition will move to nearby Grand River for a second .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/30/2018 6:31:00 AM
  • What you need to know before you fish in Michigan
  • With the weather finally warm after a long winter, there's no better time to take the boat out and reel-in some big fish for the wall or grill. And with free fishing weekend right around the corner, there will be a lot of anglers looking to hook a champion
  • WZZM
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  • 5/25/2018 9:01:00 PM
  • River Kings: Tackling Wisconsin Muskies
  • They were also found in the near-shore waters of Lakes Michigan and Superior and in the upper Mississippi. Today, this same publication reports that approximately 667 lakes and 48 streams in 53 counties harbor fishable populations of muskies. The greatest
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/25/2018 3:54:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: Clinton Reef, Crane Creek heating up
  • Irish Hills: The panfishing action is heating up as the waters in the lakes in southeast Michigan continue to warm, with some of them approaching 70 degrees. The bluegills don’t appear to be on the beds just yet, but anglers are taking fish in three to ...
  • The Blade
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  • 5/24/2018 10:04:00 PM
  • Rick Bramwell column: Finally joining the veterans for fishing in Michigan
  • For years, Alan Muey has sent me photos of big smallmouth and one huge muskie he and friends caught in northern Michigan. I was usually invited but had to decline because I was managing a girls fastpitch softball team. This year I signed on as an assistant
  • The Herald Bulletin
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  • 5/24/2018 2:45:00 AM
  • Michigan: Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10
  • Grab a fishing rod and take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10. Twice a year, residents and non-residents can enjoy two back-to-back days of fishing without a license. All other fishing regulations apply. Why not select a Michigan state park as ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/14/2018 6:20:00 AM
  • Whadayaknow? : What is the largest fish in the Great Lakes?
  • This week’s expert is Brian Roth a fish ecologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The biggest fish in the Great Lakes can live to be over 100 years old and weigh as much as 200 pounds, Roth said.
  • Great Lakes Echo
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  • 5/11/2018 5:20:00 AM
  • Some of the best fishing
  • There’s a tendency to think of fly fishing only as trout fishing, but this is not so. Virtually every fish in Michigan will respond to a properly selected and presented fly of some type. The time of year has a lot to do with the type of fly that will work.
  • Ludington Daily News
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  • 5/9/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • Michigan DNR Wants To Hear About Your Fishing Trip
  • If you like to fish in Michigan’s lakes, you could be a help to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports. An angler is another word for someone who fishes. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. “It’s so ...
  • WKAR
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  • 5/9/2018 9:26:00 AM
  • Michigan biologists seek fish data from sport anglers
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - As the open-water fishing season begins in Michigan, state biologists are asking anglers to share information about their catches. The Department of Natural Resources is assigning creel clerks to boat launches and piers around the sta
  • WZZM
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  • 5/8/2018 11:55:00 AM
  • Michigan biologists seek fish data from sport anglers
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As the open-water fishing season begins in Michigan, state biologists are asking anglers to share information about their catches. The Department of Natural Resources is assigning creel clerks to boat launches and piers around the ...
  • Tampa Bay Times
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  • 5/8/2018 9:59:00 AM
  • Michigan: Creel Clerks to Seek Angler Data
  • As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:39:00 AM
  • Michigan Arctic Grayling Reintroduction Supported by Grant
  • Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state's waters will be supported by a grant of $11,000 from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation to the Michigan DNR's Fisheries Division. Arctic grayling thrived in ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:38:00 AM
  • Regulators OK fish hatchery expansion on Au Sable River
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — State regulators approved a fish hatchery expansion on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections from groups that fear the operation could contaminate one of northern Michigan’s most prized trout streams. The Michigan ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 5/7/2018 8:22:00 PM
  • Michigan health agency updates fish consumption guidelines
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan agency has released updated recommendations for eating fish from the state's waters while minimizing exposure to chemicals that can build up in their bodies. The Department of Health and Human Services says the 2018 Eat ...
  • WLNS.com
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  • 5/7/2018 9:26:00 AM
  • Michigan health agency updates fish consumption guidelines
  • LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan agency has released updated recommendations for eating fish from the state's waters while minimizing exposure to chemicals that can build up in their bodies. The Department of Health and Human Services says the 2018 Eat Safe ...
  • WZZM
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  • 5/6/2018 11:29:00 PM
  • Michigan health agency updates fish consumption guidelines
  • LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan agency has released updated recommendations for eating fish from the state's waters while minimizing exposure to chemicals that can build up in their bodies. The Department of Health and Human Services says the 2018 Eat Safe ...
  • clickondetroit.com
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  • 5/6/2018 3:27:00 PM
  • Mayor’s Fishing Advisory Meeting, April: Notes, museum, catching up
  • To his credit, IDNR Lake Michigan biologist Steve Robillard gave a defense in terms of monies coming in to fund programming through fishing license sales. Don Dubin brought up a response he received that there was “every intention of allowing” public ...
  • Chicago Sun-Times
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  • 5/6/2018 4:51:00 AM
  • Prognosis great for fishing Lake Erie’s western basin
  • Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to comply with annually determined safe harvest levels ..
  • The Lima News
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  • 5/5/2018 5:30:00 AM
  • Long, cold winters benefit Erie fish
  • Fortunately for the fish and the people who love to catch them, the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York, and Ontario, Canada, began cooperating on policies and regulations. Cooperative management has yielded huge results, and today Lake ...
  • The Vindicator
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  • 5/5/2018 4:41:00 AM
  • Regulators OK fish hatchery expansion on Au Sable River
  • State regulators will allow a fish hatchery to expand on the Au Sable River, despite objections from groups that fear it could pollute one of northern Michigan's most prized trout streams. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said Friday it has
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 5/4/2018 7:23:00 PM
  • Regulators OK Fish Hatchery Expansion On Au Sable River
  • State regulators will allow a fish hatchery to expand on the Au Sable River, despite objections from groups that fear it could pollute one of northern Michigan's most prized trout streams. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said Friday it has
  • WKAR
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  • 5/4/2018 4:44:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: Walleye run winding down
  • The most productive colors have been pink and white, yellow and black, and chartreuse. Detroit River: Michigan angler John Zuelke reported from the waterway that a recent trip on the river produced a 25-fish limit for his group in under four hours.
  • The Blade
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  • 5/3/2018 1:21:00 PM
  • Walleye Restoration Efforts Begin on Michigan's Lac Vieux Desert
  • Straddling the Michigan-Wisconsin border in Gogebic and Vilas counties – and lying within the 1842 Treaty-ceded territory – Lac Vieux Desert is a roughly 4,000-acre lake that has been receiving a lot of attention lately. Fisheries managers have ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/1/2018 6:39:00 AM
  • Lake Michigan fish industry is topic of program
  • Once a vibrant way of life along Lake Michigan's shoreline, the commercial fishing industry has all but disappeared from the lake today, especially in the southern half. Various factors, from over-fishing and invasive species to changes in the food ...
  • The Journal Times
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  • 4/28/2018 11:11:00 AM
  • Unique MSU-MDNR collaboration examines fish health
  • Michigan State University’s Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division joined forces in 2003 to study fish health. April 25, 2018 Ensuring healthy fish populations can be extremely challenging in ..
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  • 4/27/2018 11:43:00 PM
  • BASS Elite pros hit it big on Grand Lake
  • The rookie landed five fish for 22-6. In fourth is the most recognized angler in tournament fishing, Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The four-time Classic winner, seven-time Angler of the Year — and winner of the 2007 Sooner Run tourney on Grand ...
  • Tulsa World
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  • 4/27/2018 1:51:00 AM
  • 2018 Michigan Family Fishing Destinations
  • Looking for an outdoor vacation getaway that the whole family can enjoy? Then you surely will want to hit some of these locations this summer. Michiganders are known for their “up north” mentality. It’s tradition to head north whether it’s just for ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 4/26/2018 7:23:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: Michigan anglers win Rossford walleye tourney
  • Maumee River: The latest from this popular waterway is that the bulk of the walleye have moved upstream and the anglers have followed them. Fishermen are locating good numbers of walleye around Blue Grass Island, at the Buttonwood access, and the Jerome ..
  • The Blade
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  • 4/26/2018 4:18:00 PM
  • Three Cheers for Nicki Bartels, Today’s Featured OfficeNinjas All-Star!
  • Jumping in to manage a LEED certification process? Yup, she did that. Organizing a fishing tournament on Lake Michigan for 100 clients? Sure, why not? And guess who’s overseeing ESD’s move to Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower? Nicki is a bit of a pocket ...
  • OfficeNinjas
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  • 4/26/2018 8:04:00 AM
  • Trout fishing starts Saturday
  • Artificial lures such as spinners and flies also entice trout. The bag limit for trout in inland waters, other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries, is five fish per day with a minimum size of 7 inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout.
  • KPCNews
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  • 4/26/2018 3:43:00 AM
  • Coho, crappie, bass, you name it: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report
  • The water is incredibly cold. Saturday morning there was skim ice on the Lake. I’ve been fishing South Lake Michigan for 43 years and I’ve never seen that this late before. Both Mazonia South and North are open for fishing. Check with Jon Meder at Jon ...
  • Chicago Sun-Times
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  • 4/24/2018 11:34:00 PM
  • Fran Mock Draft: You Make The Call At No. 32
  • Factor that in with his selection of Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher over what many people considered to be the "safer" selection in Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel back in 2013, and you see he doesn’t have an issue with smaller-school players at the ...
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  • 4/24/2018 4:00:00 PM
  • Michigan: DNR Releases Management Plan for Inland Trout
  • A plan focusing on the ecology and management of inland trout in rivers and inland lakes is available from the DNR at michigan.gov/fishing. Inland lakes with the right water quality conditions could be managed for any of several trout species, including ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/24/2018 7:26:00 AM
  • Weather might be getting better for fishing
  • Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to comply with annually determined safe harvest levels ..
  • Morrow County Sentinel
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  • 4/23/2018 5:57:00 PM
  • Went Fishing This Weekend
  • We were all at a wedding last fall and started talking fishing. We went fishing for steelhead on the Dowagiac River in Michigan. Three weeks ago, there was a devastating flood on this river. It took out a lot of soil from the banks and totally mauled a ...
  • Points and Figures
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  • 3/19/2018 12:49:00 PM
  • Michigan releases updated fish consumption guidelines
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials have released updated consumption guidelines for fish caught in lakes where industrial chemical contaminants have been detected. The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced the release of its .
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  • 3/16/2018 8:56:00 AM
  • Michigan DHHS Issues New Fish Consumption Guidelines Relating to PFAS
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is issuing new “Eat Safe Fish” guidelines. It’s in effort to address the emerging contaminant of PFAS in the waters of Lake Margrethe, and the Au Sable River upstream of the Mio Dam in Crawford and ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 3/16/2018 4:21:00 AM
  • Battle to protect fly fishing 'Holy Waters' drags on in Michigan
  • GRAYLING, Mich. — A group of fly fishermen is continuing their lengthy fight to try and prevent a fish hatchery along the Au Sable River from dramatically expanding its operation, which the anglers consider a serious threat to the health of this historic .
  • The Blade
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  • 3/15/2018 11:16:00 PM
  • Michigan releases updated fish consumption guidelines
  • Michigan officials have released updated consumption guidelines for fish caught in lakes where industrial chemical contaminants have been detected. The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced the release of its Eat Safe Fish guide for
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/15/2018 8:22:00 PM
  • Battle to protect fly fishing “Holy Waters” drags on in Michigan
  • GRAYLING, Mich. – A group of fly fishermen is continuing its lengthy fight to try and prevent a fish hatchery along the Au Sable River from dramatically expanding its operation, which the anglers consider a serious threat to the health of this historic ...
  • The Blade
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  • 3/15/2018 6:21:00 PM
  • PFAS and mercury contaminated fish in Freska, Versluis Lakes
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services caught and tested fish in Plainfield Township lakes for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and mercury, all fish tested positive for both chemicals. Bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass and ...
  • WZZM
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  • 3/15/2018 5:25:00 PM
  • PFAS tests prompt fish guidelines for 2 Kent Co. lakes
  • (WOOD) — State health officials released updated fish eating guidelines for two lakes in Kent County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning residents of contaminated fish in Freska and Versluis lakes in Plainfield Township.
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 3/15/2018 4:18:00 PM
  • Sandusky fish kill likely a seasonal occurrence
  • He said there is a possibility that some of the fish were killed by a virus, as was the case in Michigan, but since it was more likely that the deaths were natural they did not test for it. He said they need to test live fish for the virus.
  • The Plain Dealer
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  • 3/15/2018 3:59:00 PM
  • Deadlines approach for Michigan ice fishing shanty removal
  • State officials are reminding ice anglers of approaching deadlines for removing shanties from frozen Michigan waters. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says shanties must be retrieved from waters in the northern Lower Peninsula by midnight Thurs
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/12/2018 9:51:00 AM
  • Deadlines approach for Michigan ice fishing shanty removal
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials are reminding ice anglers of approaching deadlines for removing shanties from frozen Michigan waters. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says shanties must be retrieved from waters in the northern Lower ...
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  • 3/11/2018 10:33:00 PM
  • Michigan Activates "Saving Buffalo Reef" Webpage
  • The Saving Buffalo Reef web page is your source for the latest updates on preserving important fish spawning habitat and natural sand beaches, near the Grand Traverse Harbor on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Visit the page and sign-up for email updates to
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/9/2018 8:14:00 AM
  • 2018 Michigan fishing guide now available
  • MARQUETTE — With spring approaching, more and more people will find themselves getting ready to hit the water for some fishing. Anglers can now be more prepared with the 2018 fishing guide for the state of Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources ...
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  • 3/8/2018 10:32:00 PM
  • Best March Fishing in Michigan
  • Think fishing for all your favorite species is on hold for now? Here are some exceptions for some great March fishing in Michigan. March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. That may be true in southern Michigan, but in the state’s ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/8/2018 6:01:00 PM
  • Anglers recognized for large fish catches in Michigan
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan anglers are landing some prime fish. The Department of Natural Resources says 2,176 anglers from 24 states and Canada submitted catches last year that were recognized in the state's Master Angler program. That was a ...
  • Tampa Bay Times
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  • 3/8/2018 12:17:00 PM
  • Anglers recognized for large fish catches in Michigan
  • Michigan anglers are landing some prime fish. The Department of Natural Resources says 2,176 anglers from 24 states and Canada submitted catches last year that were recognized in the state's Master Angler program. That was a significant increase over 1,807
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/8/2018 10:39:00 AM
  • How to Enter Michigan's Master Angler Program
  • 2018 marks the 45th 'birthday' of Michigan's highly successful Master Angler Program. Launched in 1973 to better recognize anglers who catch unusually large fish, the Master Angler Program began with just 19 species of fish eligible to win distinctive ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/8/2018 7:25:00 AM
  • Fishing licenses now available; fishing guides available online
  • LAPEER COUNTY — Anglers are reminded that the 2018 fishing licenses went on sale Thursday, March 1. Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide or download it from Michigan.gov/ dnrdigests. Thank you so much reading The County Press!
  • The County Press
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  • 3/7/2018 6:50:00 AM
  • 2018 Michigan DNR Fishing Guide out now
  • MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The latest Michigan Fishing Guide from the D.N.R. has been released. The new rules go into effect April 1st, and this year, some anglers will be able to bring more fish home at the end of the day. The booklet is published every ..
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  • 3/6/2018 10:53:00 PM
  • FrankenFly at Midwest Fly Fishing Expo this weekend!
  • I’ll be a featured tyer at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo this weekend in Warren, Michigan. The show is March 10th and 11th at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center. I will have a limited supply of Monster Dub with me to sell, plus tons of ...
  • FrankenFly
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  • 3/6/2018 2:45:00 PM
  • TV report: Michigan officials didn’t notify residents of unsafe fish
  • A November email acquired by a TV station through a records request says there were problematic levels of PFAS in the lake's bluegills and cautions limiting consumption to two meals a month. PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A television station has found ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 3/5/2018 4:09:00 PM
  • Michigan Crappie Fishing Outlook 2018
  • Michigan crappie fishing: Here’s where to fish to fill your stringer or livewell with slabs this season. Crappies are one of the earliest spawning fish in Michigan, moving into the shallows right after ice-out. Timing-wise, ice-out varies greatly in ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/5/2018 3:34:00 PM
  • FISHING REPORT
  • Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide or download it from Michigan.gov/dnrdigests. Thank you so much reading The County Press! We hope you enjoyed FREE access to the article you just read. To continue reading the award-winning ...
  • The County Press
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  • 3/4/2018 6:16:00 AM
  • Michigan officials didn't notify residents of unsafe fish
  • PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A television station has found that Michigan officials didn't immediately inform residents about unsafe levels of chemicals in fish. The state began testing fish from Freska Lake in September after residents raised concerns ...
  • WRAL
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  • 3/3/2018 12:05:00 PM
  • ‘Fishing After Hours’ program
  • A Michigan Tech graduate and Tech professor, Bill joined CCCTU in 2003 to learn about good U.P. fishing locations. He’s still waiting for his colleagues to share their secrets. All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome.
  • The Mining Journal
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  • 3/2/2018 5:58:00 PM
  • Bob Gwizdz: Showing a first-timer the ice-fishing ropes
  • Fifteen fish are just about the right amount to clean in one sitting. Bob Gwizdz is a longtime outdoors writer. He also currently works in public affairs for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 3/1/2018 6:06:00 PM
  • Net fishing season to open in many of Michigan's waters
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - If you enjoy fishing with nets in Michigan waters, now is the time to do it. The state's hand netting season opens Thursday, while the dip netting season opens March 20. Both seasons close May 31. The Department of Natural Resources .
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  • 3/1/2018 9:24:00 AM
  • Michigan DNR Releases New Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Plan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division has completed the agency’s first Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Plan. The plan can be found online through a partnership with Michigan Sea Grant at mdnrlmfmp.wordpress.com/. The plan ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/1/2018 5:48:00 AM
  • Net fishing season to open in many of Michigan's waters
  • If you enjoy fishing with nets in Michigan waters, now is the time to do it. The state's hand netting season opens Thursday, while the dip netting season opens March 20. Both seasons close May 31. The Department of Natural Resources says species that can .
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Michigan’s net fishing season opens Thursday
  • Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If you enjoy fishing with nets in Michigan ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/28/2018 10:51:00 PM
  • Shimano Offers Support for Lake St. Clair Muskellunge Research
  • PETERBOROUGH, Ontario - Canada -- It’s a good day for muskie anglers when natural resource managers from Ontario, Michigan and Ohio all come together to make the fishery better. Combine that with the involvement of volunteers from both Muskies Canada and .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/27/2018 1:23:00 PM
  • Shimano Offers Support to Lake St. Clair Muskie Tagging
  • PETERBOROUGH, Ontario - Canada - For Immediate Release - 2-26-18 -- It's a good day for muskie anglers when natural resource managers from Ontario, Michigan and Ohio all come together to make the fishery better. Combine that with the involvement of ...
  • Outdoors First
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  • 2/27/2018 6:41:00 AM
  • Grand Blanc angler lands tagged fish in northern Michigan contest
  • HOUGHTON LAKE — Jason Kokaly of Grand Blanc was fishing Houghton Lake in August 2017 when he caught a 19-and one-half-inch smallmouth bass in the 2017-18 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. Thank you so much reading ...
  • The County Press
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  • 2/25/2018 6:17:00 AM
  • Learn more about declining Great Lakes prey fish populations
  • Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension recently held an educational session at the Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference. At the conference Chuck Madenjian of the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center ...
  • Michigan State University
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  • 2/24/2018 12:13:00 AM
  • Sunday booze sales coming to Indiana after Legislature OK
  • From 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Save the Tunes will be performing at Bartlett’s Fish CampÑ12 on the Lake, formerly the Michigan City Yacht ClubÑduring a “Bartlett’s Gives Back” event that benefits the Izaak Walton League-Porter County Chapter.
  • Chesterton Tribune
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  • 2/23/2018 9:25:00 PM
  • Michigan: Ice Fishermen Rescued on Saginaw Bay
  • The recent rescue of two ice fishermen on Saginaw Bay resulted from the quick thinking and persistence of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. “This was an outstanding rescue operation by all first responders on the scene ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/23/2018 7:24:00 AM
  • Sports briefs: Beach Bums; Gymnastics; Figure skating; Fly fishing
  • For more information, contact the Traverse City Figure Skating Club at 947-2267. 48th annual Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School scheduled TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited will conduct its 48th annual Fly Fishing School the weekend ..
  • Record-eagle.com
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  • 2/23/2018 4:07:00 AM
  • Sports in Brief: Beach Bums; Gymnastics; Figure skating; Fly fishing
  • For more information, contact the Traverse City Figure Skating Club at 947-2267. 48th annual Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School scheduled TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited will conduct its 48th annual Fly Fishing School the weekend ..
  • Record-eagle.com
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  • 2/23/2018 2:57:00 AM
  • DNR researcher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Watertown Public Opinion
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  • 2/22/2018 3:22:00 PM
  • Near centenarian wades into a fly fishing course with Spokane Fly Fishers
  • “I took my first fly tying lesson in 1960,” said Stephens. The then 39-year-old Stephens was living in Michigan working for Kaiser Aluminum when the life-long angler decided to take up fly fishing. Nearly six decades later the 99-year-old fisherman is ...
  • Spokesman
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  • 2/22/2018 12:25:00 PM
  • DNR researcher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Star Tribune
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  • 2/21/2018 3:06:00 PM
  • DNR reseacher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Star Tribune
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  • 2/21/2018 5:19:00 AM
  • Giant ‘fish tank’ filters clean PFAS from MI’s first known site
  • (WOOD) — It works like a giant fish tank filter, and it’s clearing out some of the likely carcinogen from Michigan’s first known PFAS site. The question is whether the system being used at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, near Lake ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/21/2018 5:07:00 AM
  • Meet the fishmongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
  • Metro Times
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  • 2/20/2018 2:10:00 AM
  • Meet the fish mongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
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  • 2/19/2018 7:14:00 PM
  • Ice fishing season expected to melt away with warmup
  • I think I'm going to be done pretty soon." Ice fisherman across the state might be done for the season after today with a big warmup and lots of rain making its way to Michigan this week. Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees in Bay and Saginaw ...
  • MLive
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  • 2/19/2018 6:53:00 PM
  • Seven fish taken during Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon season
  • Onaway, Mich. — The 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two-and-a-half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 2/19/2018 11:40:00 AM
  • DNR hosts free fishing weekend, but comes with caution
  • Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the weekend because it's free fishing weekend in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources is letting everyone grab their fishing poles, and catch a fish without a license. But officials are reminding all who venture ..
  • WWMT
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  • 2/18/2018 4:35:00 AM
  • Grab your gear: It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan
  • MICHIGAN -- Michigan's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend is being held Saturday and Sunday. People fishing will not need a license during the two days, but all fishing regulations still apply. Hunter Abbott, 13, of Belmont he enjoys ice fishing with ...
  • WXMI
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  • 2/18/2018 4:26:00 AM
  • Winter free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a weekend activity across the state: Free fishing weekend. DNR officials say everyone is welcome at state parks and recreation areas to fish without a license on Feb. 17 and 18, 2018. The DNR runs a
  • WWMT
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  • 2/17/2018 6:39:00 AM
  • Thin ice a concern going into ‘free fish’ weekend
  • This weekend is expected to be especially busy on Michigan lakes because its “free fish weekend,” one of the two weekends each year where the public can fish without having to pay for a license. Miller said he wants risk-takers to know that their ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/17/2018 3:38:00 AM
  • No License Required This Weekend To Fish in Michigan
  • Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won't need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources says admission is free at ..
  • WKAR
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  • 2/17/2018 2:45:00 AM
  • Kids Fishing License: What You Should Know
  • And I know I’m not the only one with memories like it. Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes that are home to nearly 150 species of fish, which makes our mitten prime fishing grounds. And since fishing allows people hours to sit and talk ...
  • Metro Parent
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  • 2/16/2018 9:15:00 PM
  • Experience free fishing weekend Feb. 17-18
  • Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone—residents and non-residents alike—can fish without a license ...
  • The Post
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  • 2/16/2018 6:12:00 PM
  • Calling all anglers: Fish for free this weekend
  • Break out the rod and line and enjoy some time on the water this weekend, even if you don't have a license to fish. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host their annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. All fishing ...
  • The Detroit News
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  • 2/16/2018 5:35:00 PM

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