Reel in Michigan's Fisheries, July 2016 edition

This quarterly publication is an outreach item to Michigan anglers to describe what the DNR's Fisheries Division does and why we do it. Specifically it strives to highlight the work Fisheries Division employees are accomplishing on inland lakes and streams. Reel in Michigan's Fisheries will often showcase waters that are actively managed and provide the public with enhanced knowledge and the opportunity to access the wealth of information contained in survey reviews and management reports.

Check out brief descriptions about each story below. To read more, simply click on the corresponding link.

What are you waiting for? Get out on Lake St. Clair
You'd be crazy to not think about fishing Lake St. Clair this summer - especially when you consider the plethora of opportunities available there and the fact you're a short distance from modern-day amenities thanks to it being situated in a major metropolitan area. Renowned for its smallmouth bass and muskellunge, this waterbody (situated between lakes Huron and Erie) is billed as one of the most unique systems in the region.

Read the whole Lake St. Clair story here!

Bringing more magic to the northwestern Lower Peninsula
The northwestern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula has always been known for its beautiful scenery, fun atmosphere and scenic destinations. Much of that has stemmed from its long history with fishing - first commercially and then recreationally.

Read the whole brown trout story here!

There's a buzz on Lake Huron - in part thanks to Atlantic salmon
Michigan's reputation for Atlantic salmon is growing day-by-day - in part by the top-notch opportunities available in the St. Marys River - but also due to the expanding opportunities in Lake Huron.

Read the whole Atlantic salmon story here!

Muskie broodstock in Lake Hudson produce opportunities for anglers
Lake Hudson, a 502-acre impoundment on Bear Creek in Lenawee County, is located entirely within Lake Hudson State Recreation Area. That means a trip here can consist of numerous outdoor activities; including camping, geocaching, hunting, swimming and wildlife watching - as well as fishing, particularly for muskellunge.

Read the whole Lake Hudson story here!

Looking for redear sunfish? You might try Randall Chain of Lakes
There's no shortage of fishing access for those living in or visiting southwestern Michigan. Craig and Morrison lakes - part of the Randall Chain of Lakes in Branch County - can be included on the list with a group of seven interconnected lakes that cover nearly 1,100 acres.

Read the whole Craig & Morrison lakes story here!