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  • NRC approves change to lake trout regulations for Lake Huron Lake trout

    May 13, 2022 Contact: Randy Claramunt, 231-622-3820

    At Thursday’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at Crystal Mountain, the commission approved a fishing regulation change regarding lake trout and splake in Lake Huron. The change is effective today, May 13.

    The change affects only the lake trout management unit of MH-1 in Lake Huron, which includes the major ports of DeTour, Cedarville, St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan and Rogers City.

    The regulation states that the daily possession limit may include up to two (2) lake trout and splake, in any combination in management unit MH-1. This change is required to meet the lake trout harvest policy provided by the 2000 Consent Decree. The limit has been reduced because last year’s recreational harvest exceeded its limit by 20%.

    No other changes were made that affect the lake trout fishing season, which runs through Sept. 30.

    This change has been posted in the online version of the 2022 Michigan Fishing Guide, available at Michigan.gov/DNRDigests. It is also mentioned on the DNR’s fishing regulations hotline at 888-367-7060.

    Photo Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

    Lake trout: A new fishing regulation states that an angler’s daily possession limit may include up to two (2) lake trout and splake, in any combination in management unit MH-1. The change took effect May 13, 2022.

  • Advisory-Committees

    Lake Michigan Citizen’s Fishery Advisory Committee Lake Michigan Citizen’s Fishery Advisory Committee Minutes April 2022 Meeting Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Reporting Program, Fisheries Division Lake Michigan Commitee Reports

  • MDNR asks anglers to report tagged walleye

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will jaw tag 3,000 walleye across multiple Saginaw Bay tributary rivers. As the DNR adds more tagged walleye to Michigan waters, anglers are asked to report tagged fish to assist data collection efforts. Anyone catching a tagged fish is asked to report the following information using the tag return form at Michigan.gov/EyesInTheField: Species. Length. Weight (if known). Tag location (where tag was attached). Identification number (the larger of the two sets of numbers). Tag return address (for example MICH DNR MM-1). Capture date and location. In the notes box of the form, please list time of capture and sex of fish (if known). Each tag is stamped with a unique identifying number. Once a fish has been successfully reported, the angler will receive a letter detailing the fish’s history. “The information reported is essential to measuring the health of the population and is critical data for planning the future management decisions needed to protect and enhance this important fishery,” said David Fielder, PhD. research biologist out of the DNR’s Alpena Fisheries Research Station. “Besides ensuring the walleye fishery remains sustainable, we also annually estimate the population size with the aid of these tag reports.” […]

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