I've seen this on the DNR advisory question 2 times I think. Both have passed with majority Yes votes. Michigan has year round open season for bass. Catch and release from Jan. 1 till the opener. Seems to work fine and I live near the border, so it's nice to fish bass during late ice. (They bite really well in April!)
Seems like bass spawn after the opener state wide anyways. What do you all think?