Back to Basics Bluegill

Every year I try something new when targeting panfish, specifically bluegills. I may try a larger jig, spider or some other type of lure to catch bigger panfish. Or I might try micro lures to entice these tasty treats.

Late Season Crappie

The ice has been hit or miss so far in 2017. Ice one week. Open water the next. Although many think this is a bad situation, seasoned veterans like Pro Raymond Tiffany take full advantage of this situation.

MDNR Ice Fishing and Safety Tips Video

Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-round. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing.experiences.

Celebrate conservation and family fun at the 44th annual Outdoorama

For more than four decades outdoors enthusiasts from across southern Michigan have flocked to Outdoorama each year, making it one of the best and longest-running outdoors shows in the Midwest.

Ice Fishing Success

Reports are coming in from all over the Midwest on some great ice fishing success. As you can see by the pictures, some real giants are hitting the ice.

Skandia Tungsten Tear Drops Equal Success!

The New Skandia Tungsten Tear Drop ice jigs are lighting it up. Reports are coming in on the latest tungsten innovation from Skandia and fish are hitting the ice!

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    Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend 2017

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    Good Ice Safety Resource

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  • Franks 2016 Shanty Days

    Franks 2016 Shanty Days

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  • D & R Sports 2016 Ice Show

    D & R Sports 2016 Ice Show

    D&R Sports located in Kalamazoo, MI welcomes everyone to their ice show. This event takes place on December 3rd & 4th. Come out for great specials and free seminars.

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  • NEW Skandia Tungsten Tear Drops!

    NEW Skandia Tungsten Tear Drops!

    That’s right, Skandia now has a NEW line of Tungsten Tear Drop Ice Jigs. These great Tear Drops come in size 10 and 12, and in eight great fish catching colors.

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