Modern technology is producing a much better picture of the bottoms of the Great Lakes.
It’s being lauded as “a vital missing link in our efforts to restore lake trout.”
August is the perfect month for promoting our Great Lakes resources. The weather is nice, and the fish are hungry. It is also a great time to share these outdoor resources with Very Important People who may not normally experience these angling attractions on a regular basis. Thanks to progressive thinking fisheries advisory boards in Niagara, Erie and Chautauqua counties,…
Contamination from long ago still holds risks for coastal areas of the Great Lakes.
The study’s lead author, Sarah Janssen, said that “If an angler is catching a walleye or something else offshore, and it fed near the contaminated zones, it’s a potential that they have higher mercury and that mercury is from legacy contamination.” (Minnesota DNR)Walleye, yellow perch, suckers and smallmouth bass could again swim the winding Boardman River beyond downtown Traverse City…
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
The rapid transitions between high and low water levels reportedly puts people who live and work along the Great Lakes in a tough spot compared with people living on ocean coasts who only have to prepare for sea levels going up.
The plan would use technology such as underwater loudspeakers, electric cables and air bubble curtains to deter the fish from migrating between the Illinois River and Lake Michigan through Chicago-area waterways.
Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Erie.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)DETROIT — Environmental advocates are raising awareness about the dangers of balloons for wildlife in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. Volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018, the Detroit Free Press reported. Lara O’Brien, who studies…
The next few weeks are crucial for piping plovers. Most of this year’s eggs will hatch by the end of June. If additional storms don’t wash away nests, a new batch of youngsters may survive. But long-term prospects will be dicey until the waters recede.
Tidelike motion is continuing to flow in, changing the landscape along the shoreline in Erie County in ways not seen since the mid-1980s, when the water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes were last at such high levels.
Remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade is bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.
Location of choice is considered a crucial choke point where the invasive carp could be prevented from migrating upstream toward the lake.
The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported.
Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. But warmer temperatures in the coming days will start to bring on a great melt.
A crew from the University of Toledo working with the U.S. Geological Survey found the larvae during sampling last June in the Maumee River, a Lake Erie tributary.
They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Illinois governor tells Michigan governor that the offer to support operations at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill., won’t be useful until after an upgrade there is completed in 10 years.
The Corps’ new plan is similar to a draft from August 2017, but the estimated price tag has jumped from $275 million to nearly $778 million.
Warmer and wetter climate in the Midwest could lead to the displacement of some cold water fish species in southern Lake Michigan and trigger die-offs in smaller inland lakes, according to a new report.
About 200 people watch one of the release events.
Experts say the discovery in the planet’s largest freshwater system is alarming. Researchers are uncertain what risks the tiny creatures may pose. The university plans to monitor the situation but says both species haven’t been deemed invasive because of their low abundance.
A recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan starts with a bang and ends with tasty coho, chinook salmon, lake trout and steelhead.
Get out there and take advantage of our Great Lakes fishing – these are going to be the “good old days.”
A Minnesota-based writer and educator and family tackle the eastern Great Lakes, and the charter scene produces a variety of gamefish including walleyes and salmon.