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Come Spring: The walleye move out of Saginaw Bay sometimes traveling hundreds of miles

By Howard Meyerson Saginaw Bay is known as a walleye fishing haven. Literally millions of walleyes spawn there each year. State fisheries managers say the 1,143 square-mile bay is the single-most important place for walleye production on all of Lake … Continue reading

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Commission: GL sea lamprey declining

By Howard Meyerson ANN ARBOR, MI — A draft Great Lakes Fishery Commission assessment of sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes contains good news and, well, not-so-good news. Sea lampreys in the Great Lakes basin have declined by nearly … Continue reading

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Erie Outlook: Walleye, perch numbers down, fishing good

By Howard Meyerson  Lake Erie’s walleye and perch populations are 20 percent smaller than in 2012, but anglers fishing Michigan waters will again be able to keep six walleye and/or 50 perch per day, according to Michigan officials. “The news … Continue reading

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New Findings: Stink of death may keep lamprey out of rivers

By Howard Meyerson Scientists studying sea lamprey behavior are testing a new way to keep them out of Michigan rivers. An experiment on the Ocqueoc River by Michigan State University researchers this summer found nearly all of 350 radio-tagged lampreys … Continue reading

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Millions of walleye vacate Saginaw Bay in Summer

By Howard Meyerson Saginaw, Mich. — Scientists studying walleyes in Saginaw Bay have long known that they migrate into Lake Huron during the summer months. But the results of new telemetry research using radio-tagged fish shows as many as 2 … Continue reading

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Experimental lamprey trapping tried on St. Mary’s River

By Howard Meyerson Sault St. Marie, Ont. — Anglers on the St. Mary’s River may notice a change in water levels in the river’s rapids in June and July. An experimental sea lamprey trapping effort below the Brookfield Renewable Power … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan salmon stocking could be slashed

By Howard Meyerson LANSING – Michigan fish managers are facing a frightening scenario on Lake Michigan: too few prey fish to sustain the salmon population at current stocking levels. The solutions, they say, involve cutting hatchery plants. Michigan’s Department of … Continue reading

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