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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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Saginaw Bay boasts some of the best smallmouth bass fishing anywhere.

Michigan’s Best Bass Fisheries

Bass season—the catch-and-keep part—is right around the corner. And if anyone in Michigan or traveling to it is wondering where to go, the answer is fairly simple: practically anywhere! The quality of Michigan’s bass fisheries is almost unparalleled. How else can you explain Bassmaster, the bible…

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Michigan has a lot to offer anglers seeking quality trout fishing. Here's the scoop on just five of the state's thousands of streams.

The 5 Best Michigan Trout Streams

Michigan boast some 12,000 miles of trout stream—more than most anglers could hope to take advantage of in a lifetime. Some are tiny, jump-across creeks. Others are wide, deep, and fast-flowing rivers. Options are unlimited. Trout season traditionally runs from the last Saturday in April…

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Hand-sized bluegills will take almost any bait presented near bottom in fall.

Autumn Bluegills Biting in Western Michigan

John Hojnacki made a name for himself as a steelhead angler. But when the 57-year-old grocery store produce manager called the other day, he was all excited about something completely different: bluegills. “It’s stupid good,” Hojnacki said. “We went out there other day at one…

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