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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It may seem early, but the boating season is actually not far off. Did you know, everyone born after June 30, 1996 must have Michigan’s DNR Boating Safety Card to operate a boat? Also, everyone born after December 31, 1978 must have this card to operate a Personal Water Craft (e.g. Jet Ski, Sea Doo). As highly experienced

tags: Fishing

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We were trolling identical crankbaits from rod holders that sprouted from the bow corners of our boat, hoping to ice a dozen or so late season white bass. My son and I had switched to the same deep-diving Rapala after mine got two hits to none over his Hot’N’Tot, figuring we had dialed-in to the baits the finicky bass

tags: Fishing

Monday, September 15, 2014

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tags: Fishing

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

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

During the warmest days of the fishing season, Great Lakes’ water temperatures reflect the conditions in the atmosphere above. Of course, that’s the case year-round, but at no time do water temperatures affect fish behavior more than when they peak each July and August. Actually, that should read “behave

tags: Fishing