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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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources last week sent several fisheries staff to assist the Illinois DNR with an ongoing Asian carp removal project. The goal of the project is to respond to the leading edge and reduce population levels of Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes via the Chicago Area Waterway System. While there,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer is in full swing in Michigan, and with it comes great opportunity for outdoor activities – including fishing. The state’s waters provide ample opportunity to catch a variety of fish, and Great Lakes and inland fishing charter businesses are a perfect way to experience those angling adventures first-hand. Licensed

tags: Charters, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Travel

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the final totals from its spring fish-stocking efforts. DNR fisheries staff stocked a total of 20,099,988 fish that weighed more than 325 tons and consisted of nine different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, staff took more than 370 stocking trips to 732 stocking

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed June 28-July 4 as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness about the need for citizens to take action to stop new introductions and to control the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). AIS are non-native organisms that either intentionally or unintentionally

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, June 1, 2015

Angler input sought on Upper Peninsula rivers for brook trout research The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that select rivers across the Upper Peninsula again will be part of an angler survey effort during the 2015 inland trout season. The survey is designed to help evaluate public response and potential

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Natural Resources Commission finalized several regulations impacting the 2015-2016 fishing season at its meeting on April 9. Fishing regulations are adjusted annually to ensure Michigan’s fisheries resources are managed properly and to provide the best benefits to anglers and the public. Due to the Natural Resources

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melt on Michigan's lakes this early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. This year’s winter with heavy snow, extreme cold temperatures and thick ice cover will create conditions that cause fish and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY ― As Utah water sources become contaminated with the Quagga mussel, some legislators say they think that boaters should pay a fee to help fight the mussel invasion. Quagga mussels appear to have come to Utah when boats from the highly infected Great Lakes region subsequently visited Lake Powell. Recently, the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, everyone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up the Winter Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class fishing

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

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