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Friday, June 15, 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. To develop Michigan’s broodstock – a group of mature fish used for breeding – the DNR plans to source wild Arctic grayling

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, June 1, 2018

The start of the traditional summer boating season also brings the annual kick-off of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2–10, designed to highlight the importance of these two recreational activities. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has these five ways to celebrate: The next time you head out on the

tags: Fishing, Lifestyle, Events

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers around the

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, May 11, 2018

Whether going on vacation or as part of the boat testing I do for fishing magazines, a couple of times each year I equip a boat for temporary saltwater angling. It may be the family boat, a pleasure craft designed for use in freshwater, a freshwater fishing boat, or a watercraft designed for use in saltwater but a stock model that has

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: East Coast, Fishing, South Coast, Travel, West Coast, Beyond the Lakes

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 31 deadline to win fishing trip and three additional grand prizes If you’re an angler or know someone who is, the countdown begins now for a chance to win big. Showing off your “best catch” could get you an action-packed fishing trip with Mark Zona, former pro angler, co-host of the Bassmaster Elite Series, and

tags: Fishing, Events

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring has finally arrived across the Great Lakes region! The warmer temperatures we are seeing are still below average, but that is not stopping anglers from getting out on the water. You can almost feel their excitement as, for many of them, this is the first chance they have had in many months to get back out onto the big water.

by: Chad Lapa of LakeOntarioUnited.com, LakeErieUnited.com, and GreatLakesFisherman.com

tags: Fishing

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five streams removed from list of 10-brook-trout bag limit streams Anglers heading out for the trout season opener at the end of the month will have portions of nearly 40 Upper Peninsula trout streams where an additional five brook trout may be kept as part of the daily bag limit. The new regulation approved last fall added a suite

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recent legislation passed in Michigan has simplified fishing regulations for anglers, particularly those pursuing steelhead on the state’s rivers and streams in the spring. The legislation removed a net size restriction that has been in place for many years to protect spawning salmon from illegally being harvested. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing