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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced totals from its fall fish stocking efforts. The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons. Fish were stocked at 99 locations throughout the state. “It was another outstanding fall fish

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Sunday, January 22, 2017

As the winter fishing season gets under way, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that DNR staff again will be interviewing them about their fishing trips. The DNR appreciates anglers’ cooperation in obtaining these critical data for fisheries management. Fisheries Division creel clerks will ask anglers,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. During

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, November 11, 2016

After significant negotiations with the other members of the Lake Michigan Committee (LMC) – which cooperatively manages fish populations in the lake – the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has finalized its salmon and trout stocking levels. With the new stocking levels, the DNR seeks to protect the ecology of the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fish available at several retailers in Brethren, East Tawas and Oscoda The public is invited again this year to purchase surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources weirs located in the northern Lower Peninsula. Seasonal salmon runs include large numbers of fish returning to their native

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Inc. magazine today honored Lumitec with inclusion in the publication’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list. 2016 is the sixth year that Lumitec, designer and manufacturer of Extreme Environment LED lighting, has earned a spot in the rankings. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies

tags: Fishing, Lighting

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened a newly constructed boat dock for mooring along Snail Shell Harbor at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County. “This is a great improvement for visitors to Fayette Historic State Park,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “The old dock

tags: Boat Docks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Fishing, History

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Researchers at The Ohio State University are studying how well fish can see both prey and predators underwater, and how that ability is influenced by changes in water clarity. They hope that the research will help Lake Erie fisheries adapt to algal blooms that reduce underwater visibility, which is important to visual hunters such as

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the final totals from its spring and summer fish-stocking efforts. The DNR's Fisheries Division stocked a total of 33,308,068 fish that weighed more than 343 tons and consisted of nine different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 400 stocking trips to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July in Michigan is becoming synonymous with reports of anglers landing pacus – fish with human-like teeth used for eating nuts and seeds – in the southeastern part of the state. Last month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources received three pacu reports – two from Lake St. Clair and one from the Port Huron

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing