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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the ice and snow cover melts on Michigan's lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. Winter conditions often can cause fish and other creatures such as turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish to die. "Winterkill is the most

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winter does not mean that we all have to stop thinking about fishing for the next few months! During a mild winter, many people still fish from shore, and some areas in the Great Lakes region freeze over, providing opportunities for exercising those ice fishing skills! Even if you’re not getting out fishing, there are many

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Winterization

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

With recent warmer weather conditions making many people interested in getting on the water, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers about netting season dates: The hand netting season opens today, March 1, and closes May 31. The dip netting season opens Monday, March 20, and also closes May 31. The following

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced totals from its fall fish stocking efforts. The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons. Fish were stocked at 99 locations throughout the state. “It was another outstanding fall fish

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Sunday, January 22, 2017

As the winter fishing season gets under way, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that DNR staff again will be interviewing them about their fishing trips. The DNR appreciates anglers’ cooperation in obtaining these critical data for fisheries management. Fisheries Division creel clerks will ask anglers,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. During

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, November 11, 2016

After significant negotiations with the other members of the Lake Michigan Committee (LMC) – which cooperatively manages fish populations in the lake – the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has finalized its salmon and trout stocking levels. With the new stocking levels, the DNR seeks to protect the ecology of the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fish available at several retailers in Brethren, East Tawas and Oscoda The public is invited again this year to purchase surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources weirs located in the northern Lower Peninsula. Seasonal salmon runs include large numbers of fish returning to their native

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Inc. magazine today honored Lumitec with inclusion in the publication’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list. 2016 is the sixth year that Lumitec, designer and manufacturer of Extreme Environment LED lighting, has earned a spot in the rankings. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies

tags: Fishing, Lighting

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened a newly constructed boat dock for mooring along Snail Shell Harbor at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County. “This is a great improvement for visitors to Fayette Historic State Park,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “The old dock

tags: Boat Docks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Fishing, History