Dave Mull

Dave Mull
The former editor of Great Lakes Angler Magazine, Dave Mull is an avid angler and hunter. Originally from Indiana, Mull has lived in Michigan for more than 20 years and enjoys documenting all manner of outdoor excursions with keyboard and cameras.

Areas of Expertise: Great Lakes fishing, kayak fishing, bird hunting, and waterfowling

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Pipestone Lake is one of many smaller Michigan lakes that doesn’t get a lot of fishing pressure and offers much scenic beauty.

Small Waters Hold Great Michigan Bass

This is the tale of two good Michigan bass that yours truly caught on consecutive August days two weeks ago. It proves the point that if you want to catch big bass, you’re often better off targeting smaller, weedy waters. I’m talking about those natural…

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Rich Ofner poses with a nice largemouth caught while drifting on Lake St. Clair—moments later he dropped it back in the water to fight an bigger smallmouth that grabbed his dangling tube bait.

Getting the Drift for Lake St. Clair Bass

Not too many fishing holes exist where you can launch your kayak, buzz a little ways offshore, and catch a bunch of keeper bass in the space of four hours. Michigan’s 430-square-mile Lake St. Clair is one of them. Bassmaster Magazine annually touts Lake St.…

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Kayaks such as this pedal-powered Hobie Pro Angler make an excellent trolling platform when panfish are the target.

In-depth Trolling for Michigan Panfish

“Trolling for bluegills? I’ve never heard of such a thing,” the guy in the canoe said across the water after I told him what I was doing. He was busy tossing bass lures along the shoreline of the little lake while I was out over…

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Austin Pass of Allen Park displays a nice carp he caught on his way to winning a wooden shoe for the most cumulative weight of eight fish.

Carping for a Wooden Shoe

“It has happened to most everybody who ever fished,” the bricklayer from Greencastle, Indiana waxed philosophically with his downstate Hoosier twang. “They get a fish on and it takes drag, really puts up the best fight they’ve ever experienced and they’re all excited thinking they…

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Twelve-year-old Bryce Usiak gets a hand from father Terry to pose with the 51.5-inch muskie the youngster caught with guide Will Schultz on one of the guide’s favorite Southwestern Michigan lakes. Image courtesy Will Schultz.

Up Your Odds for Michigan Muskie

With Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River officially opening for muskie fishing last weekend, the season for these freshwater monsters is now in full swing across Michigan. The cold winter and spring have fish in way-early-season patterns, which means your chance at hooking up…

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