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Increased stocking planned on Lake Michigan

For 2020, 2021 and 2022, chinook salmon stocking numbers will increase to 1,200,000 fish annually, coho stocking will increase to 500,000 annually, steelhead stocking will increase to 460,000 fish annually and brown trout, a popular fish, caught off piers and in harbors, will increase to 450,000 fish annually. 

Minnesota DNR, Red Lake Nation renew Upper and Lower Red Lake fishery management agreement 

The new MOU closely parallels previous 1999-2019 agreements that facilitated restoration of high-quality walleye fishing to Minnesota’s largest inland body of water. The agreement states that each entity will support the Red Lake Fisheries Technical Committee, a joint panel of experts that recommends policies and practices to maintain a healthy fishery.

Getting to the guts of Lake Huron fishery trends

Stomach contents from a lake trout. (Katie Kierczynski, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife)Changes in what these fish are eating have important management implications for Lake Huron and the Great Lakes. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Huron

Future remains in doubt for Lake Superior ciscos

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Lake Superior’s cisco numbers have been steadily falling over the past decade. Last year’s commercial catch was just half the haul from 2006. As climate change makes Lake Superior’s winter ice cover — which helps cisco eggs hatch by protecting them from the elements — less reliable, researchers say Minnesota’s deep-rooted North Shore cisco fishery faces an uncertain future. For the…

Study: ‘Hidden over-harvest’ driving Wisconsin walleye decline

(Wisconsin DNR)Over the last few decades, walleye in Wisconsin have been on a downward trend. As lakes in the upper Midwest warm due to climate change, this cool-water species has found itself with less habitat in which to thrive. Add in factors like lakefront development and loss of shoreline habitat, and the iconic fishery isn’t what it used to be….