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Friday, October 9, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting to engage with stakeholders and discuss options for maintaining and improving the Green Bay and Lake Michigan smallmouth bass fishery. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Members of the public can access the

tags: Fishing, Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Many invasive species are already in Michigan, causing harm to the state’s waters, woods and open spaces – and others could be on the way. What is being done to respond to these threats? NotMISpecies, a new, monthly webinar series from Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, will take an in-depth look at efforts across

tags: Environmental Impact, Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species. The charges against the operator of Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company, is the first case involving illegal sales of Asian carp. A

tags: Fishing, Laws & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 2020 walleye and yellow perch hatches are both above average and continue an exceptional era of fish production in the western basin of

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern has been removed from an international list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. This AOC is Wisconsin’s first of five to be delisted. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Michigan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently confirmed the presence of European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive plant, in four lakes within the Waterloo Recreation Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties and one impoundment in the Dansville State Game Area in Ingham County. Aquatic invasive species have the potential

tags: Environmental Impact, Boat 101, Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Please remember to practice social distancing when fishing, including remaining six feet away from other anglers. If you arrive at a fishing area that is congested, please consider finding another area to fish. Lake Superior The beginning of September marks what Michigan anglers have been very familiar with for the past 55 years -

tags: Great Lakes, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is moving forward with its ongoing campaign to protect the valuable fish spawning and rearing habitat in and around the natural 2,200-acre reef, situated off the eastern coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The free HuntFish OH mobile app is available now for Ohio’s outdoors enthusiasts to conveniently purchase fishing and hunting licenses, check game, and view wildlife area maps, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The HuntFish OH mobile app is available for Android and iOS users and

tags: Software & Apps, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

If you’re fishing for lake sturgeon and muskellunge this season, don’t forget to register your harvest within 24 hours — it’s required. You can register two ways: online at Michigan.gov/RegisterFish, or by calling the new number at 906-287-0816. “Anglers who register their catch provide important

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

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