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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish Michigan waters without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its fall fish-stocking efforts. The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked six different species, totaling more than 483,250 fish that weighed more than 8.8 tons. Fish were stocked at more than 120 sites throughout the state. “It was another outstanding fall

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources recently finished stocking 36,228 muskellunge fingerlings into 21 water bodies located throughout the state in an effort to enhance Michigan’s fisheries. Michigan is home to two strains of naturally producing muskellunge, Great Lakes and northern. The DNR has been rearing muskellunge in its

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the addition of seven species to Michigan’s prohibited species list of aquatic invasive species. An additional species already on the list was also modified from a prohibited species to a restricted species. Any species considered for listing as prohibited or restricted must

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that several state, provincial and federal natural resources agencies will conduct an extensive field exercise in western Lake ErieSept. 9-11 to test response capabilities for invasive bighead and silver carp and other aquatic invasive species. This field exercise will

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Frank Opolka, a 27-foot SAFE boat, was named by the Department of Natural Resources in a ceremony Wednesday in Marquette. The boat, acquired by federal Port Security Grant Program funding, was named for Frank P. Opolka, a former DNR deputy director who was responsible for the agency’s operations in the Upper Peninsula. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its annual walleye-rearing pond harvest and stocking of walleye fingerlings. The DNR Fisheries Division and tribal partners stocked more than 4.8 million walleye fingerlings in more than 90 water bodies located throughout Michigan this spring and summer. Walleye

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing