Wednesday, January 21, 2015A report highlighting the various activities of the Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division during fiscal year 2014 has been produced and is now available online at www.michigan.gov/fishing. The 2014 Fisheries Division Annual Report summarizes the programs and work completed by division staff in the past fiscal year (Oct.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015The 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
Tuesday, December 30, 2014The 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
Tuesday, December 2, 2014The 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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014The 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
Saturday, September 6, 2014The 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
Friday, August 29, 2014The 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
Monday, August 18, 2014The 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