Lake Huron Fisheries Workshops explore lake's status, health, trends and fishing opportunities

Registration now open for four free workshops to be held in April.

Lake Huron offers a diversity of great fishing opportunities in all seasons, such as this lake trout caught through the ice in the Port Sanilac Harbor. Photo: Logan Miller
Lake Huron offers a diversity of great fishing opportunities in all seasons, such as this lake trout caught through the ice in the Port Sanilac Harbor. Photo: Logan Miller

How is fishing on Lake Huron these days?  There has been much buzz about a quickly rebounding Lake Huron fishery from booming native walleye populations to successes with the Atlantic salmon program, among other positive changes. Despite ecosystem changes caused by aquatic invasive species, Lake Huron has proven resilient and today offers a diverse and vibrant fishing opportunities.

2017 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops planned

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries DivisionUSGS Great Lakes Science Center, and local fishery organizations will be hosting four evening regional workshops across Lake Huron’s coastline. Workshops will include information and status updates on topics such as fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey fish surveys, offshore fisheries from native lake trout recovery and successes with Atlantic salmon program. The status of Saginaw Bay yellow perch and walleye, updates on fisheries management activities, citizen science opportunities for anglers, as well as other Lake Huron related topics of local interest will be discussed.

These upcoming 2017 Lake Huron Fisheries Workshops will explore the status and health, trends and fishing opportunities, and important issues related to our valuable Great Lakes fisheries. Scientists and fisheries managers will share research and management updates, with time for participants to ask questions, trade insights and share input on a variety of fisheries management topics and issues. These annual educational workshops offer a great opportunity to learn directly from and visit with a variety of fisheries experts who study and manage this important fishery; and will provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and interested community members.

Workshops are free, open to the public, and offer valuable networking and educational opportunity for all involved. Workshop dates and locations include:

  • Port Huron: April 4, 2017, (Tuesday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at Charles A. Hammond American Legion Hall, 1026 6th Street, Port Huron, MI  48060. View agenda.
  • Types of fish that can be caught in Lake Huron.

    Bay City: April 12, 2017, (Thursday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at Bangor Township Hall, 3921 Wheeler Rd, Bay City, MI 48706. View agenda.
  • Oscoda: April 26, 2017, (Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at American Legion Hall in Oscoda, 349 S. State Street, Oscoda, MI  48750. View agenda.
  • Cedarville: April 27, 2017, (Tuesday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at Clark Township Community Center, 133 E. M-134, Cedarville, MI  49719. View agenda.

Registration is requested

Please register online to participate in any (or all) of these educational opportunities.

For program information or questions, contact Brandon Schroeder, Michigan Sea Grant by email or at (989) 354-9885. Workshop details for these and other Great Lakes fisheries workshops are also available online the Michigan Sea Grant website.

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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