MARQUETTE — A few bodies of water in the Upper Peninsula have some new rules when it comes to fishing.
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission recently approved some changes to fishing regulations on the Tahquamenon and Ontonagon Rivers. Anglers can now keep muskies as small as thirty–eight inches on the Tahquamenon, and those on the Ontonagon will be limited to only one walleye daily that’s bigger than twenty–five inches.
“The Tahquamenon River is one of those waterways where anglers were hoping the Commission would reduce the minimum size limit for muskellunge there,” said Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deputy Public Information Officer John Pepin. “The Ontonagon River is a place where there’s a lot of lake–run walleye that are very popular with anglers there.”
It’s not only rivers that have changed. Those fishing for walleye in Lake Gogebic will now be able to keep up to two walleye measuring between thirteen and fifteen inches as part of their daily limit of five walleye.
“Anglers there have wanted to be able to keep smaller walleye because there is a large preponderance of smaller fish in the lake,” said Pepin. “So there’s quite a few that don’t reach the minimum size limit of fifteen inches.”
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