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The Bass Federation of Michigan Conservation Information

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The Bass Federation of Michigan Conservation News

  • MDNR Fisheries Division Meeting at the Ultimate Fishing Show - December 16, 2016
    TBF of Michigan will be hosting a discussion on Michigan bass fishing topics by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit.

  • 2017 MLSC Bass Fishing Outing on May 15 - December 2, 2016
    Our 3rd Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Lake St. Clair bass fishing outing is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017. We will need boater volunteers to take State Senators, Representatives, staff, MDNR and others fishing for the morning.

  • 2nd Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Bass Fishing Outing Win-Win - August 6, 2016TBF of Michigan President David Reault shows off a big Lake St. Clair smallmouth bass caught while fishing with Michigan State Representative Tim Kelly.
    Monday, July 11, 2016 TBF of Michigan hosted Michigan Legislators, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Michigan United Conservation Clubs representatives fishing in our 2nd annual Lake St. Clair bass fishing outing.

  • New Zealand Mud Snails confirmed in the Au Sable River - June 9, 2016New Zealand mud snails in relation to a dime in size
    New Zealand Mud Snails have been discovered in the East Branch of the Au Sable River, just downstream of the Harrietta Hills Trout Farm-Grayling. These invasive snails can spread throughout a river system and damage fisheries.

  • Didymo and mud snails invade Michigan - January 17, 2016
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently received reports and confirmed the presence of New Zealand mud snails and Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) in Michigan waters.

  • Public Meetings on Michigan Bass Fishing - July 14, 2015
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a schedule of public meetings in July to discuss several fishing regulation changes proposed for 2016 including a test catch-and-delayed-release bass season study.

  • Call your Michigan Representative today SFWCA - August 25, 2014
    Call your Michigan House Representative before the end of Tuesday, August 26 and write a follow up email urging your elected state rep and House leaders to vote YES on our Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA).

  • MDNR Online Survey, Meetings on Bass Season - July 19, 2014
    To get public input on proposed regulations to expand Michigan’s bass fishing seasons, the DNR has announced an online survey and public meetings throughout the state in July.

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia VHS - December 1, 2011
    About VHS and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has released their final version of their new Fish Disease Control Order (FO-245). Read MDNR Final Version of New Fish Disease Control Order (PDF). The MDNR Fisheries Division must be commended for extra effort to make the new order conducive to ...

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