Friday, June 2nd, 2023
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Is it time for a longer tournament bass season in Michigan?

Tournament bass angler Ben Nielsen would like to see more opportunity for competitive fishing at this time of year. Michigan’s tournament season is relatively short, lasting from the Saturday before Memorial Day until autumn arrives. (Photo by Bob Gwizdz)
The Department of Natural Resources has long said that one of its goals is to provide recreational opportunities. Probably the best thing it has done for fishermen – and I really don’t know whether to credit the DNR or the Natural Resources Commission for this one – is to allow year-around bass angling. It cost nothing, and I can’t even begin to guess how many hours of quality recreational opportunity it provides annually. It took a long time to get here.
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