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Fish WIth Jim Outfitters was featured on Michigan Out Of Doors on Torch Lake.

A video play-list of some of our inland lake fishing trips in Northern Michigan.



Bob Gwizdz: Lake herring rises in population and popularity
HORTON BAY — Start ticking off the species of fish that Michigan’s ice fishermen pursue and you’ll go through a dozen — maybe more — before you get to the critters Chris Noffsinger asked if I was interested in chasing: ciscoes.

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It's crappie time for local fishing guide Jim Chamberlin

By Darcy Egan, The Plain Dealer

OBERLIN, Ohio -- See the dogwoods in bloom? Hear the turkeys gobbling? That's a spring double header, and the signal it's time to go crappie fishing.  Read Article


Center-Pin Reel Rig Tests Angler

Dueling For Steelhead in Chagrin River Altered By Recent Flooding

By Steve Pollick Toledo Blade

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, — "Awwwwwwwww!" You could have heard Jeff Frischkorn's loud exclamation of disappointment halfway down the Chagrin River valley when the big steelhead trout, with which he had been dueling, got away.  Read Article


The Man of Steelhead

By Eric Sharp Detroit Free Press

In January, I wrote about when Jim Chamberlin and I were butt-deep in the freezing waters of a creek on the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie about this time last year. Chamberlin then lived in Oakland County and spent nearly every day from October to May along the fabled "Steelhead Alley" that runs from Toledo to western New York.


Wintertime on Steelhead Alley

By Eric Sharp Detroit Free Press

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- They call it Steelhead Alley, a 200-mile stretch of Lake Erie shoreline between the Vermilion River in Ohio and Cattaraugus Creek in New York, where a dozen hookups with the big rainbows is a slow day and 50-fish days are commonplace.


Ohio Waters Offer Stellar Steelhead Action

By Eric Sharp Detroit Free Press

VERMILION, Ohio -- I've often seen salmon stacked like cordwood in Michigan streams, with dozens flitting about in a pool and hundreds more in sight up and down the river.


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