Cisco Troll

If you're an angler who loves fishing the Great Lakes, you can't be anything but troubled by how an ever-growing number of invasive species is altering the environments of these huge inland seas, and, in turn, the populations of gamefish that call them home. 

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The Fly Life

Brian Kozminski, owner of True North Trout Guide Service, penned this excellent essay on fly-tying and fly fishing culture here in Michigan for the Spring 2017 Edition of Michigan Out-of-Doors, which will hit mailboxes later this month. Subscribe today by clicking here to become a member of Michigan United Conservation Clubs.  

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Ice Fishing 101

by Bob Gwizdz

On the face of it, ice fishing seems like a pretty simple affair: You punch a hole in the ice, clear out the slush and start fishing.

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Throwback 1950 | Trout Tips for Late Summer

This Throwback article by Ed Tremewan of Flint appeared in our August/September 1950 issue, our second after relaunching in July 1950 following a pilot issue in January 1947. From 1950-1952, Michigan Out-of-Doors was a pocket magazine sponsored by Pfeifer Brewing Company and featuring iconic artwork evocative of period advertising. Trout anglers, we want to hear from you: does the advice in the article still hold up? Comment below!

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Fall Bass

by Bob Gwidz | BY EARLY OCTOBER, most anglers have stored their fishing rigs for the fall. It’s deer season, bird season, duck season. So much to do, so little time. But anglers - especially bass fishermen - who put up their boats to pursue other pastimes in fall are missing some of the best action of the year.

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