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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.

Areas of Expertise: Hunting and fishing

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A nice male bluegill that fell for a Bo's Bluegill Buster on a southwest Michigan lake.

Trolling, Consistency, and Michigan Bluegill

I fear I’m corrupting Denny Hettig. Hettig fishes two or three days a week, usually for two or three hours. He likes to catch about a dozen bluegills and call it a day. A dozen is enough to feed his family (with enough left over…

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Wyatt and Chris Noffsinger show off their smallmouths from Chris' day-off fishing trip on the waters of the Grand Traverse Bay.

A Fishing Guide’s Day Off in Grand Traverse Bay

Ever wonder what a fishing guide does on his day off? Chris Noffsinger, who’d been guiding bass fishermen virtually every day since the catch-and-release season opened the last Saturday in April, decided he wanted to set aside his son’s ninth birthday in early July to…

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Vickie Brown shows off a Lake Erie walleye.

Keeping It Local for Lake Erie Walleye

This is the time of year, when spring transitions into the dog days of summer, that many anglers abandon the Michigan waters of Lake Erie and head to Ohio water to fish. Not Ray Underwood. “I’m a firm believer that there are always walleye in…

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