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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Anglers can help fishery managers by taking yellow perch they catch this year in Lake Erie to be scanned for microchips at one of seven stations along the coast. A collaborative project among the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Monday, July 18, 2016

Take a long look at the hooks in your tackle box: their basic J shape hasn’t been altered for centuries. That’s about to change… Welcome the Trapper Hook from Trapper Tackle. Years of research, engineering, field testing and refinement have yielded a hook that holds both baits and fish better than conventional

tags: Fishing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that Michigan’s waters provide opportunities to catch a variety of fish, and summer is an ideal time to spend a few hours or a whole day on the water fishing. For those who don’t have a fishing boat, may not have the correct fishing gear, don’t know how

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its April 14 meeting approved fishing regulations that affect bait harvest and use. These regulations went into immediate effect. Fisheries Order 245 establishes regulations that protect the aquatic resources of the state while minimizing the spread of pathogens, such as viral hemorrhagic

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the middle of its new fish stocking season, and this spring people will see DNR fish stocking trucks releasing their prized recreational cargo at hundreds of lakes and streams throughout the state. Fish stocking is a valuable tool used by fisheries managers to restore, enhance and

tags: Fishing, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that a new fishing license season begins Friday, April 1, which coincides with the new regulation cycle. All 2015 fishing licenses are good through Thursday, March 31. Anglers have five options to choose from when making their purchase. All fishing licenses are good for all

tags: Fishing, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Regulation changes, harmful algal blooms and a substantial walleye hatch were popular topics at the 35th Annual Ohio Charter Captains Conference on March 5, 2016. More than 175 charter industry personnel attended the conference, which was held at the Cedar Point Conference Center at the Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus

tags: Boat Show, Fishing

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the 2015 results from its Master Angler program, which since 1973 has recognized large fish caught by recreational anglers. This past year, 1,542 anglers representing 15 states and Canada submitted catches that were recognized as Master Angler fish. That's a

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan has celebrated the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources recently stocked 27,449 muskellunge fingerlings into 17 water bodies located throughout the state, in an effort to further enhance Michigan’s world-class fisheries. Michigan is home to two strains of naturally producing muskellunge: Great Lakes and northern. The DNR has reared muskellunge in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing