Recent and Featured Fish Articles

  • Checking in: Brenda Archambo, Sturgeon General

    The chief of Black River’s sturgeon patrol shares why she’s excited about the river-run of the giant fish this year.

  • Endangered Species Decision Could Affect Mine

    Concern for the coaster brook trout could require more stringent standards at a proposed U.P. mine.

  • Battle Plan to Halt Fish Killer’s Advance

    National parks and Grand Portage tribe band together to prevent the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) to Lake Superior fish.

  • Beat the Big Melt

    When it comes to fishing shanties, don’t mess with thin ice.

  • Tour Oden’s Fish Hatchery

    Take a tour of the Oden State Fish Hatchery, north of Petoskey, which incubates, raises and releases 1,000,000 fish into Michigan’s streams, rivers and lakes.

  • Fishtown Preservation Society

    Profile of the efforts of the Fishtown Preservation Society to purchase Fishtown and their hopes to create a working history fishing port.

  • Fishing Interlochen’s Lake Dubonnet

    Lake Dubonnet, just a short drive from Traverse City, offers absolute seclusion and thriving populations of pike, perch, bluegills and bass.

  • Ludington's Big Lake Fishing

    30-pound king salmon can be found in the waters of Lake Michigan and charter boat captains out of Ludington’s port can help you snag one.

  • Confession of a Carp Fisher

    A trout snob and fly-fishing obsessive gets drawn into the cult of carp.

  • Panfish Primer

    The simple pleasure and calm to a hook, a line, a bobber and an inland lake that is shared throughout the generations.

  • Fish The Au Sable River

    A description of how and where to fish the Au Sable River’s Holy Waters, near Gaylord.

  • The Zebco 202

    The Zebco 202 is a good fishing rod and reel for both adults and kids going for panfish.

  • Finding Your Own Bait

    Tips for finding worms and minnows for bait.

  • Two Basic Single-hook Fishing Rigs

    Instructions for tying a hook, line and sinker , putting on bait and fishing for panfish.

  • The Secret to Getting Your Fish Off the Hook

    The secret to getting a fish off the hook.

  • Finding A Fish

    Techniques for finding where fish hang out in lakes and rivers.

  • Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing

    Wanna reel your small fry into fishing? Try this great kids book.

  • Your Day in Central Lake

    A day in Central Lake which includes U-pick orchards, fishing, dining and lodging.

  • Hooking a Smallmouth Bass

    Tips and gear for hooking smallmouth bass and three lakes in Northern Michigan where fisherman will find them.

  • The Fisherman Who Saved Fishtown

    Profile of Bill Carlson, third generation commercial fisherman out of Leland, who saved the fish shanties that have come to be known as the major attraction and historic site, Fishtown.