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March 13, 2023

Brad Lila’s northern pike pulled out of Mille Lacs certified as a tie for the catch-and-release Minnesota record

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced on Monday afternoon that a huge northern pike caught on Mille Lacs Lake this winter has been certified as a tie with the current catch-and-release state record.
Brad Lila caught and released the 46-1/4 inch pike on Mille Lacs while fishing on Jan. 22.

A mass marking program shines light on salmon movement in Great Lakes

Tracking Chinook movement is one aspect of an ongoing Great Lakes mass marking program done cooperatively with almost a dozen state and federal agencies across five states. There are up to 20 people working on lakes Huron and Michigan gathering samples during the open-water fishing season.
Chuck Bronte, fisheries biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation office, discussed program findings during the recent Lake Michigan Ludington Regional Workshop.

Additional salmon stocking planned for Lake Michigan

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan stocking plans announced earlier for 2023 are moving forward, and the fish in the hatcheries are being raised to make that happen, says Jay Wesley, Lake Michigan basin coordinator.
Those plans call for Lake Michigan to receive 1,000,000 Chinook salmon; 300,000 brown trout; 650,000 yearling steelhead and 1,580,000 coho salmon in Michigan waters.

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