Billy Mathews and Kris Iodice won the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club at Klinger Lake Sunday.
The winners had 10.47 pounds caught on jigs.
Thomas Bauer and Chris Gambee won the Michiana Fishing League Tournament Saturday on Fish, Finch and Saddlebag lakes.
The winners had 12.38 pounds that included a 4.26 pound largemouth to take big bass honors. They caught their fish on a prototype Pig Pluckers Swim Jig.
Abu Garcia is forging a new path with connected rod technology as it rolls out the new Abu Garcia Virtual, a fishing rod with Bluetooth technology that fully integrates with the free ANGLR smartphone app. The new series of rods allow anglers to record catches and mark waypoints in their personal and private logbook with the simple press of a button integrated into the butt of the rod.
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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.”