John Gipson (Battle Ground, Ind.) and Tom Noe (Benton Harbor, Mich.) continued their big fish dominance on Pipestone Lake by catching 18 pounds in the Big Bass Challenge recently.
The winners ($250) fished jigs and plastics in 1-3 feet of water. They also had big bass of the event, a 5-13. It earned them an additional $75.
Lake Michigan has had a tough couple of years, especially as it relates to fishing for salmon. After a few years with a low population, fishing really picked up this past spring. Anglers on the lake experienced limit catches of coho and Chinook salmon thanks to some improvement in the numbers of bait fish available.
The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative, a statewide partnership effort focused on restoring self-sustaining populations of this native fish, unveiled its official action plan at a recent Natural Resources Commission meeting. The plan details the initiatives goals and various activities it plans to accomplish over the next several years.