But there is disagreement about how best to do that.
The dam was slowly releasing water so it could undergo maintenance.
The objective of the survey is threefold; to forecast whether fish numbers are growing or shrinking, to understand how predator fish numbers may be effected, and to prepare fishing markets for potential changes in fish populations. Continue reading
The project put more than 600 tons of rock on the reef. Experts say the hope is to rebuild a popular spawning point for native fish.
Preliminary data from the Department of Natural Resources show that Lake Trout populations in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are up, and Walleye in the Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie are booming.
The DNR surveys fish populations with nets, sonar equipment, and baited hooks. Continue reading
Pendills Creek Fishery in Brimley recently underwent an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection for the first time.
The inspection dug up 11 serious violations that needed to be addressed.
Walleye bag limits in Saginaw Bay are being raised from 5-8. Yellow Perch limits are being cut in half to twenty-five. Continue reading
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
Mercury levels are staying the same or increasing in the Great Lakes. Continue reading
Spring time used to be prime time for “smelting” in Michigan, but that’s not the case in the last couple of decades.
The DNR is giving anglers a chance to help support the Michigan Walleye fishery and possibly win $100 in the process.
Soon Walleye will be making their way upstream to spawn in the Tittabawasee, and other rivers. During that time DNR fishery biologists will catch, tag and release as many adult Walleye as possible.
State fishing licences expire later this month. And as people look forward to spring fishing season, DNR officials say they are helping Walleye populations one generation at a time.
Get some free coffee and learn a little in the process.
Environmental groups have asked the state to reverse a permit that allows a commercial fish hatchery to expand on a legendary northern Michigan trout stream.
For fishing aficionados it’s important to be able to distinguish between the different species of fish.
Now the DNR has put a tutorial online to help people distinguish between a native species of fish and a new invasive species that may find it’s way to the Great Lakes. Continue reading
Most people who live in Michigan recognize the value of the Great Lakes. They bring in tourists, support commercial fisheries and provide fresh drinking water.
Now, some entrepreneurs would like to use the lakes to break into the seafood market. Continue reading