D&R Sports Center in Kalamazoo has created the College Bass Tour in Michigan for college anglers.
The four-event team tournament schedule is open to collegiate anglers under the age of 28. Annual memberships are $40 per angler and tournament entry fees are $60.
Six individuals who have helped make the black bass America’s most popular game fish have been selected for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, the Hall’s board of directors announced today.
The Class of 2018, which will be inducted in ceremonies at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield on September 27, 2-018, includes two stars of professional bass fishing — Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Gary Klein of Mingus, Texas — and four leaders from the sportfishing industry and its media.
Beneath the surface, things rarely match the imagination. Consider the waterscape beneath a boat dock. Any idea what’s down there? Nope, but sure would like to know. What about that big sunken tree you’ve tried to fish? Who knows what might be living in that snag-infested thing. Any bass below that patch of lily pads? Crappies hiding in the cabbage?
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By Louie Stout
St. Joseph River walleye fishing got another shot in the arm last week with a strong stocking of hatchery fish.
Walleyes are planted in the Indiana section of the St. Joe every other year. Michigan plants them on upstream and downstream sections in alternate years.
Last week’s stocking consisted of 9,260 by the Indiana DNR at Maggies Landing in Mishawaka and another 2,000 compliments of the Michiana Walleye Association at Midway Bait and Tackle boat ramp in Osceola. The DNR stocking was about 1,000 more fish than it stocked in 2015. The club stocking remained the same as 2015.
All of the fish were purchased from the Gollon Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin which has provided the river walleye stockings for the past few years.
The recently stocked fish averaged 7 inches long with some larger.