Wednesday, October 11, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. This draft plan expands on the division's 2013-2017 effort, “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources.” It can be
Saturday, September 23, 2017The public again this year is invited 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 streams to spawn and die. The DNR maintains multiple sites (weirs) where
Tuesday, September 19, 2017As with any season, locating Great Lakes walleyes this time of year is half the battle of actually catching them. The perennial bottom-dwellers go on the prowl once autumn temperatures arrive, and you can often find fall walleyes suspended just below the surface over deep water haunts, particularly in areas near rock-strewn reefs or
Tuesday, September 19, 2017We are approaching summer peak here in the Great Lakes, and right now, we are seeing some of the best fishing of the year. Charter captains, guides, and recreational fishermen are experiencing fishing at its very best. Nice weather is providing some great opportunities for boaters to get out and spend some quality time on the water.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly 760 stocking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging state residents to review the recently released Army Corps of Engineers plan for stopping invasive carp (also known as Asian carp) from entering the Great Lakes basin. Residents who want to share their thoughts on the plan can do so online at the report site, attend a Sept.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. The public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in Benzie
Saturday, August 5, 2017Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and smiles of the occasion vividly, and you probably look back on the outing fondly. Now, so many years later, it is time to introduce your children to angling. You certainly
Friday, July 14, 2017The annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out is an annual professional walleye tournament held in Sunset Bay, New York on the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. The 2017 event is the seventh year and sold out at 95 teams/boats. The 2017 event is slated for Saturday, July 22 with Big Fish Friday being that Friday, the 21st.Sunday is reserved for a
Tuesday, May 30, 2017Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Additionally, during