Fishing Articles — Rivers & Lakes

Slippin', Chuckin' and Winding For Fall Steelhead by Mike Gnatkowksi

Rivers & Lakes steelhead Steelhead Fishing

Slippin', Chuckin' and Winding For Fall Steelhead by Mike Gnatkowksi

  Getting up with the chickens paid dividends. Running up the lower Big Manistee River in total darkness was dicey, but when we came to the run known as "Top-Of-The-Mile" no one was there. The run is a favorite of Manistee River anglers because it's long and clean; perfect for bouncing bottom with spawn. Fish that negotiate the shallow stretch below during the night tend to hang up once they reach the deeper run. Fish from above, tucked into the wood and logs during the day, relax under the cover of darkness and often slip down and collect in the...

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Finest Fall Steelheading On The Planet by Josh Choronzey

Rivers & Lakes Steelhead Fishing

Finest Fall Steelheading On The Planet by Josh Choronzey

Autumn in the Great Lakes region is prime-time for the steelheader. Whether you tromp around the creeks of Erie or the whitewater of Superior, the onset of cold nights, frost, and November rains bring steelhead within reach of the river angler. When it comes to pinpointing the Great Lake’s top steelhead destinations of fall, you would be hard pressed to beat the flows north of the border. Here is a secret…Ontario is home to the finest fall steelheading on the planet. Yes that is right…the PLANET. The sheer geographical size of Ontario sets the province up for some incredible fall...

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Super Spread Shallow Corralling with Copper by Dave Mull

Lake Michigan Rivers & Lakes salmon fishing

Super Spread Shallow Corralling with Copper by Dave Mull

Pounding a small area meant first place for this “out-of-towner.”  Few things are more challenging than catching finicky fish in depths of 40 feet and less, but that’s the situation that faced Capt. Arnie Arredondo when he and his tournament crew aboard the charter boat Phoenix  won the Schu’s Summer Challenge on Lake Michigan out of St. Joseph, Michigan last May. To take first place, the captain, who was visiting from his home port of Kenosha, Wisconsin, used a spread of seven copper lines on Church Walleye Boards and two Cannon bottom-tracking downriggers for the nine lines the tournament allowed....

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

Mark Dupuie, owner of Apex Marine, stands by a new Polar Kraft. Move will mean more efficient production and expanded footprint   St. Louis, MI- On July 15, 2019, Apex Marine, Inc. expanded their brand offering by acquiring Polar Kraft Aluminum Boats. The move will benefit Polar Kraft by providing efficiency in production thanks to the strength of Apex Marine’s two additional lines in Qwest Pontoons and Angler Qwest Pontoons. The acquisition will mean that Apex Marine will now provide a vessel in the aluminum boat segment for nearly any on-the-water activity from fishing, to pleasure boating, to even hunting. ...

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Capitalizing on the Fall Run (Salmon) by Russell Gahagan

Boats Lake Michigan Michigan Rivers & Lakes salmon fishing

Capitalizing on the Fall Run (Salmon) by Russell Gahagan

Every season, mature salmon start making their way toward harbor mouths... ...to stage for their fall run. Depending on the conditions this can start as early as mid to late August and go as long as late September.   Written By: Russell Gahagan The fish come to the harbor in batches and they are at different points in their maturation when they arrive.  One batch of fish will come in and may be mostly males which are turning colors already and are further along in the staging process while the next batch that arrives may be females bright silver in...

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