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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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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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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