Fishing The Beaver Marsh

The walls of abandoned canal locks crumble, and give way to a lily pad-choked pool full of largemouth bass and bluegill. Midland painted turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) bask on logs. Some kind of frogs croak constantly. Fish rise between clumps of weeds to snap at damsel flies. Red-wing blackbirds, cardinals and great blue herons call … Read more

White Bass In The Great Lakes

Many anglers overlook a fun surface fishery in the Great Lakes — blitzing white bass (Morone chrysops). On the East Coast, boiling striped bass will draw crowds and book guides for miles around, but their smaller (about 10-14inches) cousins are generally ignored. June through September plan look for groups of birds under schools of swarming … Read more