Bill Schwartz and his lifelong friend Kelly Patrick were looking for something to do prior to the Memorial Day Weekend.
So, a week ago Thursday, they hitched up Kelly’s 17-foot Ranger Boat and headed to Cory Lake near Jones, Mich. to do a little pre-season bass fishing. Although Michigan’s bass season wouldn’t be open for another couple days, the state allows catch-and-release of bass prior to the opener.
With more than $600,000 in prize winnings to his credit, Team Toyota angler Brandon Lester has proven himself to be one of America’s most accomplished young professional bass anglers. The Tennessean is also one heck of a family man, and was gracious enough to lend some advice to parents who soon might be taking their children fishing for the first time.
Z-Man Fishing now offers the Z-Man Leap FrogZ in two models: a Walking Frog and a Popping Frog.
Major League Fishing angler Luke Clausen contributed several valuable assets to the design of the new pro-grade topwater frog.
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By Louie Stout
When Indiana and Michigan governors issued “Stay at Home” orders, many people have asked, “What about fishing?”
Yes, you can go. The public is urged to engage in recreational activity providing you do it a safe distance from others.
The following statement was made yesterday by the Indiana DNR on its Division of Fish and Wildlife Facebook Page:
“There has been some misinformation circulating on social media recently stating that fishing in Indiana is suspended until a later date. We would like to set the record straight that fishing is NOT suspended and it is an activity you can enjoy while practicing social distancing.”
Likewise, the Michigan DNR issued the following statement on its Facebook Page:
“We've received some questions concerning the activity of fishing following the recent "stay home, stay safe" order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The order given today stated that individuals may still engage in outdoor activities while following proper social distance from those around you.
“Fishing is one of those activities that can be done while following social distancing recommendations. We encourage you to spend some time fishing, but please keep your health and the health of others in mind.
“As a reminder, we have taken steps to close some facilities and cancel or postpone meetings and events to reduce coronavirus risk to Michigan residents. Check www.Michigan.gov/DNRClosures for the latest information available.”