Fishing regulation meetings in western U.P. April 2 – 4

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division will host multiple public meetings in April to discuss local fishing regulations in the Western Lake Superior Management Unit.

The meetings will be held:

  • Tuesday, April 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. (EDT) at the Ishpeming Township Hall, located at 1575 U.S. 41 in Ishpeming
  • Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. (CST) at Gogebic Community College, located at E. 4946 Jackson Road in Ironwood
  • Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. (EDT) at the Portage Lake District Library, located at 58 Huron St. in Houghton

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

  • Removal of the 30-inch minimum-size-limit for northern pike on Gratiot Lake (Keweenaw County) and changed to the standard 24-inch minimum-size-limit, two fish possession limit for the 2013 fishing season.
  • Change the walleye minimum-size-limit from 13-inches to 15-inches on Craig Lake State Park’s waters (Baraga County).

In addition, an overview of regulation changes for the 2013 Fishing Season will be presented, including the following:

  • Northern pike size and bag limits
  • Muskellunge one fish per season harvest limit
  • Dip netting season changes

For more information, contact fisheries biologist George Madison at or 906-353-6651, extension 119.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for this meeting should contact George Madison at 906-353-6651 a minimum of five business days before it occurs. Requests made less than five business days before this meeting may not be accommodated.