Don't miss the free Lake Erie and Detroit River Fishery Workshop

Learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities ahead for those who love fishing.

Are you an angler hoping to improve your fishing skills and knowledge? Do you own a commercial fishing, bait shop or other fishery business? The free Lake Erie and Detroit River Fishery Workshop is presented with you in mind.

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension in partnership with the Huron Valley Sportfishing Club will hold a regional fishery workshop at 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the American Legion Post #200, 11800 Michael St., Taylor, Mich. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is requested online.  Come and learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities ahead for those who love fishing in Lake Erie and the Detroit River.

Presentations will include:

  • Humbug Marsh/International Wildlife Refuge update by International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
  • Lake Erie Commercial Fishing, Steelhead stocking in the region and Fisheries management activities by Michigan DNR
  • Detroit River habitat restoration by Michigan Sea Grant

These workshops serve as a valuable networking and educational opportunity for all involved. Who should plan to attend?

  • Recreational anglers have the opportunity to become better-educated anglers – learning about feeding trends of predator fish species may prove valuable in deciding where to fish or what lures to put into play while fishing this year. 
  • Fishery businesses— sport fishing charters, commercial fishing, and bait shops— gain insights relating to Lake Erie fisheries resources around which their business depends. This information may prove useful in adapting business strategies, ranging from fishing practices to business marketing, and information that might be passed along in educating customers about the resource.
  • Governmental research and management agencies — in trade for the informational updates they share, governmental research and management agencies value insights and input from this dialogue with anglers and citizen stakeholders on various fisheries management topics. The effectiveness of fisheries research and management, as well as community values gained from the Lake Erie fishery is enhanced.

For additional program information or questions, contact Mary Bohling, (preferred) or (313) 410-9431.

Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and its MSU Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.

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