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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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Great Lakes muskies being stocked in new state waters

By Howard Meyerson Anglers are going to see a new apex-predator swimming in certain western and northern Michigan waters in future years. The DNR is continuing to expand its Great Lakes muskie program. I suspect an increasing number of anglers … 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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State continues to prepare for arrival of Asian Carp

By Howard Meyerson ST. JOSEPH –  State fisheries personnel were out in force on the St. Joseph River this week looking to refine techniques for finding Asian Carp. Neither Silver nor Bighead Carp have been found in the river, but state officials … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Newest Shipwreck Museum: West Michigan Underwater Preserve

By Howard Meyerson WHITEHALL, MI – In the calm waters of Lake Michigan, north of White Lake, John Hanson emerged from the depths, his form taking shape in the bubbles that preceded him. Hanson broke the surface and reached for … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Restoration: DNR plans streamside rearing station on Muskeon River

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI — It is hard to imagine the era on Lake Michigan when Great Lakes sturgeon were abundant, a period when these great, large and unusual fish swam freely in our waters, ran up our rivers … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Shows Aplenty in Michigan this Summer

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s wood boat building history comes to life every summer in Great Lakes shoreline communities.  It’s a time when quaint harbor towns celebrate the state’s boating heritage with wooden boat shows that showcase the gleaming varnish finishes … Continue reading

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Asian Carp DNA Study Finds Other Causes than Live Fish

By Howard Meyerson Federal scientists studying the origins of Asian carp DNA found in the Great Lakes, particularly in the Chicago Area Waterway system, ground zero in the politically heated debate about separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River Basin, … Continue reading

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Bottoming Out? Lake Michigan forage still at all-time low

ANN ARBOR – Lake Michigan’s prey fish population grew in 2012, but not enough to put aside concerns about the potential for collapse, according to federal scientists who conduct annual prey fish assessments on the Great Lakes. Findings from 2012 … Continue reading

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Mixed Views: Michigan 5 Year Fisheries Plan

By Howard Meyerson A draft five-year plan to guide where state fisheries managers will focus their future efforts is getting mixed reviews from anglers and fishing groups, who largely support it but criticize its lack of specificity. The public comment … Continue reading

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