DNR Holds Public Meetings on Fishing Regulations

Fishing regulation proposals in northern Lake Michigan, state

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Northern Lake Michigan Management Unit in Fisheries Division has announced meetings in Escanaba and Iron Mountain to discuss local and statewide fishing regulation proposals.

The meetings will be held on the following dates in the following locations:

Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (eastern time) at the Bay College Heirman Center Room 952, 2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba.

Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (central time) at Bay College West, 2810 North U.S. 2, Iron Mountain.

Several local regulation proposals will be discussed at the meetings, including the following:

Removal of special fishing regulations on Fumee Lake, Dickinson County.

Removal of trout regulations on lakes that are no longer managed for trout (Section 1 Pond, Delta County; North Manistique Lake, Luce County; and Wolf Lake, Marquette County).

Several statewide regulation proposals will also be discussed, including the following:

Brook trout daily possession limits for Upper Peninsula streams.

Northern pike size and possession limits.

Muskellunge size and possession limits.

Prohibiting the recreational take of the newly listed special concern species – queen snake and western lesser siren.

More specific information will be available at the public meetings and on the DNR’s website regarding the above statewide proposals. There will also be an opportunity to comment on these statewide proposals by email and through other public survey methods.