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Bob Gwizdz

Bob Gwizdz
Career-long newspaper outdoor writer with long-time gigs in Mississippi, Texas and Michigan. Took early retirement in 2007. Thousands of magazine credits over a 35-year period including Bassmaster, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Salmon-Trout-Steelhead, American Angler, American Hunter and many more. Currently writing a weekly, self-syndicated hunting and fishing column in Michigan.

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Joe Robison retrieves giant Canada geese from a cut wheat field in Southeast Michigan.

Michigan Goose Hunting is a Dream Come True

The geese—a flock of about 30—came from upwind, flying toward our decoy set from behind us. They seemed fixated on our dekes, ignoring the well-grassed, A-Frame blind the four of us occupied. As they lost altitude, Joe Robison, the ramrod on this early season goose…

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Dirk Fischbach battles a Flint River bass.

Fly Fishing the Flint River for Michigan Smallmouths

Dirk Fischbach wrote the book on fly fishing for smallmouth bass on the Huron River. Literally; The Fly Fisher’s Huron: A Practical Guide to Michigan’s Blue Ribbon Smallmouth River sold out its original press run (3,600 copies) and will be reprinted soon. But when I contacted…

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Greg Sochocki, left, and Jaime Ayala compare Saginaw Bay smallmouth bass.

Michigan’s Saginaw Bay: An Unsung World-class Bass Fishery

Michigan had been gaining ground nationally as a bass fishing destination in recent years—witness last year’s coronation of Lake St. Clair as the best bass lake in the country by Bassmaster magazine—but it’s a fact that the state boasts plenty of world-class bass fisheries that…

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