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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Saturday before Memorial Day is especially significant to two groups of bass anglers – those who fish tournaments and those who like to eat bass. That’s because anglers can now fish for both species of bass – largemouth and smallmouth — year-round in Michigan, as long as they release them immediately,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. Surveys conducted by these research vessels are designed to examine and collect information on all aspects of the lakes’ fish communities

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

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

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, February 14, 2017

Registration now open for upcoming steelhead, walleye and bass fishing clinics The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center in Cadillac, Michigan, will offer the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy’s Hard Water School ice-fishing event Saturday, Feb. 25. Starting at 9 a.m., the class will cover: How to set up

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marinas throughout the state have taken steps to keep Ohio’s bodies of water clean and healthy for recreational and environmental purposes. Seventy-one marinas in Ohio have been certified as Ohio Clean Marinas, and an additional 45 marinas have committed to meet the program’s certification standards, according to the Ohio

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that 17 community and DNR parks, trails and sports facilities across the state have been recommended to share $2,289,600 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. This federal program, administered in Michigan by the DNR, supports villages, cities, townships, counties and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A new pilot program from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources now allows boaters to make slip-specific reservations in select Michigan state harbors during the 2017 season. The five facilities participating in the pilot project are: William G. Milliken State Harbor (Wayne County). Straits State Harbor (Cheboygan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources