In celebration of its 100th anniversary, famed fishing equipment maker Abu Garcia announces the fisheries voted No. 1-100 in the Abu Garcia Top-100 Fisheries list.
Today’s list includes 11-100 with the top 10 being named March 15.
A healthy, abundant walleye population is a big part of Michigan’s fisheries. These native fish provide exciting opportunities for world-class recreational fishing and play an important ecological role as a top predator.
Berkley is expanding its lineup of frog baits with the addition of three new baits that includes two new soft baits infused with PowerBait® formula - the Beat’n Paddle Frog and the Buzz’n Speed Toad, and the Berkley Power Pop.
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By Louie Stout
It was believed for years that any angler coming out of Michiana would be handicapped if he pursued a fulltime pro bass fishing career.
After all, our short fishing seasons and small natural lakes are drastically different than the massive southern impoundments where most pros live and the events are held.
But along came Kalamazoo’s Kevin VanDam who proved it could be done and went on to become the most successful pro bass angler in the history of the sport.
Berrien Springs’ Ron Nelson is no Kevin VanDam, but he’s proving that area waters are viable training grounds for someone with enough passion, desire and skills to claw their way to the top.
After winning the FLW Tour Rookie of Year last season, Nelson earned this year’s FLW Angler of Year title. His $94,500 earnings this year pushed his career earnings to $490,165 that includes his minor league earnings since he launched his FLW career in 2013.
And like VanDam, Nelson attributes his Michiana fishing experiences to his success while fishing around the country.