Post Number: 1003
|Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 5:44 pm: || |
Granted, sport fishing is a very narrow niche market, but with the resurgence of quality fishing on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, I hope the Convention Bureau is at least listing it as an available activity in their marketing materials. I would suspect that more than one conventioneer would love to spend a half-day away from the convention catching some trophy fish.
http://www.mrmuskiecharters.co m/main/index.php?option=com_co ntent&task=view&id=24&Itemid=4 5
Post Number: 58
|Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 7:28 pm: || |
I went on a fishing charter this year. It was suprisingly fun. We caught 5 Muskies and a couple random fish. They do all the work. You just sit back, eat, drink, and reel in a fish occasionally. 4" muskies put up a good fight.
Post Number: 2505
|Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 7:59 pm: || |
For me, there's nothing like largemouth fishing in the inland lakes around Oakland county. Perch ain't all bad, either.
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 8:16 pm: || |
yes, my dh has been on a few charters on the river. Anyone know/hear of a Captain Dan?
Post Number: 444
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 7:12 pm: || |
The Mayor seems to go fishin quite a bit.
Post Number: 5018
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 7:30 pm: || |
That three-eyed carp variety pulled from the Detroit and Rouge Rivers is quite tasty, I hear. They're also available in abundant quantity.
Post Number: 344
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 5:05 pm: || |
In the spring (I'm not sure exactly when) there is a several week period when you will see people fishing for walleye in boats right off the Ren Cen. It is supposed to be great walleye fishing at that time and place. I have seen conventioners out behind the Ren Cen looking in awe at all the people fishing on the river in the heart of downtown.
Post Number: 436
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 5:38 pm: || |
That's the spring spawning run. Lot's of fat females are caught in the river and western Lk. Erie.
Post Number: 269
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 5:56 pm: || |
there's quite a few people ice fishing at tricentennial state park's harbor too!
Post Number: 4935
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 10:53 am: || |
My stepdad fishes in Pro Bass tournaments on St. Clair and Erie every year.
NBAA Tournaments- St. Clair
http://www.nbaa-bass.com/pages /divisions/tourn_by_lake_08.ph p?lake_id=97
NBAA Tournaments - Erie
http://www.nbaa-bass.com/pages /divisions/tourn_by_lake_08.ph p?lake_id=157
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 3:14 pm: || |
Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend Set for Feb. 16-17
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0, 1607,7-153-10364-43225--,00.ht ml
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 5, 2008
Michigan’s annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend set for Feb. 16-17
across the state provides an opportunity for families to get outdoors
and enjoy the time-honored tradition of ice fishing in the Great Lakes
state, and is the perfect time to introduce children to the sport, said
Department of Natural Resources officials. A list of Free Fishing
Weekend events is attached.
The DNR has permanently established the Saturday and Sunday of
Presidents Day weekend each year as the Winter Free Fishing Weekend. For
those two days, all fishing license fees will be waived for both
residents and visitors who wish to fish on Michigan waters. All fishing
regulations will still apply. Those anglers 17 and older who plan to
fish on Monday, Feb. 18, will need a valid Michigan fishing license.
The Winter Free Fishing Weekend is designed to encourage people to get
outdoors and discover the sport of ice fishing. Anglers who participate
in ice fishing should, however, follow safety precautions when it comes
to venturing out on ice.
“When ice fishing, you should always presume that no ice is safe,”
said Tom Courchaine, acting assistant chief of the DNR’s Law
Enforcement Division. “Environmental influences such as current,
springs, and weather patterns all have an effect on ice conditions. We
want families to have a safe and enjoyable experience while ice fishing,
and that is why we recommend that everyone dress warmly, wear a life
jacket while venturing out on the ice, take a cell phone with you, and
always use the buddy system - tell your family and friends that you are
going out and where you plan on fishing.”
More information about ice safety is available on the DNR’s Web site
In addition to Free Fishing Weekend, several Michigan’s state parks
and recreation areas are planning outdoor activities the weekend of Feb.
16-17. A list of those activities can be found on the DNR’s Web site
under the Camping, Recreation & Boating menu, and then by clicking on
GO-Get Outdoors. The Free Fishing Weekend events also are listed on the
DNR’s Web site by clicking on the Free Fishing link on the front
The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use
and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future
Post Number: 257
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 5:46 pm: || |
All summer long there are a number of bass boats parked at the Red Roof Inn in Saint Clair Shores. I've seen as many as 15 boat trailers parked in the lot at one time. Not sure if it's a group of folks who like to come in from out of town to fish all the time, or if it's a result of various tournaments.
Speaking of waterfront entertainment, I'm still waiting for the Pro Beach Volleyball tour to make a stop around Detroit.
Post Number: 695
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 6:55 pm: || |
Perhaps it's time Detroit built a public boat launch?
Post Number: 538
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 8:01 pm: || |
Riverside Park by the Ambassador Bridge was still a city owned access, last I knew. There is the ramp that was developed by DTE down by Fort Wayne that I know for certain is still in operation. At one time there was also a ramp at the end of St. Jean (Reid Ramp) but it's been years since I've ventured down there, and it could have been nixed due to developments in the area.
Post Number: 696
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 8:54 pm: || |
I believe the launch at Riverside Park has been closed since the Sept 11th attacks due to security concerns for the Ambassador Bridge and St. Jean is privately owned. The ramp by Fort Wayne I was not aware of. Is it downstream from Fort Wayne? And if so is it open year round?
Post Number: 5059
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 9:17 pm: || |
The bar on the Rouge at Fort/Oakwood might have a boat launch in back.