In eight consecutive years of intensive monitoring and fish sampling in the Chicago Area Waterway System, this is the second time a bighead or silver carp has been found above the electric dispersal barriers.
The regulation changes will result in expanded angling opportunities, including keeping the lake trout season open year-round in some locations.
Comes after an emergency rule was approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and local fishery organizations will participate in several regional workshops the next two months highlighting research and information about the fisheries.
On April 1, the limit increased from two fish per day to three fish per day, putting Indiana in sync with neighboring Michigan’s bag limit.
A little common sense and courtesy will go a long way when launching your fishing boat.
According to angler data collected by DNR creel clerks, coho harvest on Lake Michigan was 25 percent higher in 2016 than it was in 2015. Harvest is projected to be just as good, if not better, in 2017.
Emergency rule was developed following an extensive angler engagement process that included seven public meetings with total attendance of 500.
Located in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this essential stopover habitat for birds and other migratory species consists of five islands and is framed by two states — Wisconsin and Michigan.
Invasive fish has been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario, although it’s uncertain how many there are or how widely they have spread.
Wisconsin DNR encouraging public to attend a pair of fisheries meetings to discuss the topics
Includes further study of ways to fortify defenses on a carp-infested Illinois waterway leading to Lake Michigan
The separate measures reflect the difference in lake trout abundance between the two Great Lakes. Next steps will involve stakeholder meetings in both regions.