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2012 Lake Cadillac Netting Survey

2012 Lake Mitchell Netting Survey

Catch a Michigan Muskie
If you haven't fished muskies in Michigan, you haven't fished. Full-time sport fishing guide, Captain Steve Jones, shows why muskie fishing is Pure Michigan.



Catch-and-Release Fishing
Catch-and-release fishing has been an important part of recreational angling for many decades, but the practice has approached critical mass in recent years. Learn all about the proper ways to catch-and-release fish by watching our instructional video, linked below.



Want to read more about catch-and-release fishing? Check out our online article that provides lots of details!

Catching the Elusive Muskie
Check out this video by Pure Michigan that highlights muskellunge fishing in Michigan!

Clean, Drain, Dry!
Learn the proper steps to preventing the spread of invasive species via boats.

DNR Live: FISH
On April 30, 2013, the DNR offered a livestream forum on fisheries management and general fishing rules, regulations and opportunities throughout the state. The public was invited to submit questions via Facebook and Twitter prior to and during the event, with staff (Law Enforcement Division Assistant Chief Dean Molnar; Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit supervisor Jay Wesley; and fisheries biologist and regulatory affairs specialist Nick Popoff) discussing those questions.

These DNR Live programs are one way the DNR is working to better communicate with our customers. This is the video from the DNR Live: FISH livestream event.

Egg-Take Operations at Little Manistee Weir
Are you interested in what happens at the Little Manistee Weir each fall? It's the Chinook salmon egg-take! Watch the video that teaches you about these efforts.


Video courtesy of Manistee News.

Equipment for Fly Fishing in Michigan
This video from Pure Michigan highlights the equipment you might need to fly fish in Michigan.

Fish Cribs
This video highlights a fish crib project in the Upper Peninsula. Video provided by Brian Whitens, Media Productions. An excerpt from Discovering program on WLUC TV6.

Fishing in Michigan: A Pure Michigan Summer
This video is courtesy of Pure Michigan.

With four Great Lakes, more than 11,000 inland lakes, and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan is an anglers dream with no end to the places to cast your line.

Fish Stocking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
This video highlights the work of Thompson and Marquette State Fish Hatcheries and the DNR's fish stocking efforts. Video provided by Brian Whitens, Media Productions. An excerpt from Discovering program on WLUC TV6.

Fish Taxidermy
Are you interested in the art of fish taxidermy? Check out this video by Michigan Out of Doors.


For more videos, check out Michigan Out of Doors online.

Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the Au Sable River
Check out this video from Michigan Out of Doors about smallmouth bass fishing on the Au Sable River in the dead of summer.

Gone Fishing
Fishing is a favorite pastime in Michigan. Watch the video below and see why!

How-To Clean and Care for Your Catch
Want to learn how to simply clean and care for your catch? Check out our video below that provides you with step-by-step instructions.



How-To Drill an Ice Fishing Hole
Check out this video from Take Me Fishing that describes how to drill a hole while ice fishing.

How-To Tie a Simple Fisherman's Knot Video
Want to learn how to tie a simple fisherman's knot? Check out our video below that provides you with step-by-step instruction.



Or check out the video online at YouTube.

Or check out our downloadable handout that provides you with written instructions on tying a fisherman's knot!

Want to learn about other valuable knots for fishing? Visit the Animated Knots by Grog website for examples.

Ice Fishing: A Pure Michigan Winter
Ice fishing is Pure Michigan. During the winter, the state's four Great Lakes, more than 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams provide anglers with the perfect location to ice fish for bluegill, perch, pike and walleye. Watch as avid ice fisher and DNR employee, Scott Heintzelman, takes you to his favorite spot and shows you what Pure Michigan ice fishing is all about.

Ice Fishing on Lake Gogebic
This video features ice fishing on Lake Gogebic and is courtesy of Michigan Out of Doors.

Ice Fishing Rods & Reels
Check out this video from Take Me Fishing that provides basic information on getting started with ice fishing.

Ice Fishing Safety Video
This video comes from Take Me Fishing and emphasizes the importance of ice fishing safety.

Kevin VanDam & Michigan Fishing
This video is courtesy of Pure Michigan.

Professional bass angler Kevin VanDam takes you on a fishing trip around Michigan.

Michigan Fresh Water: Find Your Perfect Spot
This video, from Pure Michigan, highlights Michigan fishing at its finest.


Michigan's Catch & Cook Program
This video is courtesy of Pure Michigan.

Michigan's New License Structure: What's In It For You

Pure Michigan Fishing
This video is courtesy of Pure Michigan.

Watch and see why Michigan is a premier fishing destination!

Pure Michigan: Salmon Fishing
This is courtesy of Pure Michigan.

Salmon Fishing in Grand Rapids
This video highlights the salmon fishery available in the city of Grand Rapids. It is courtesy of Michigan citizen John Hamstra.

Sampling Sturgeon on the Black River
Join Michigan Out of Doors Television as they pay a visit to the Black River in northern Michigan to check out the annual sampling of lake sturgeon.



Thompson State Fish Hatchery a Great Place to Visit
Thompson State Fish Hatchery in Manistique was established in 1922. This facility can produce a wide range of fish species for both inland and Great Lakes waters because of its unique water supply.

Visitors are invited to the hatchery during normal hatchery hours to observe the staff working with the fish in the tanks or raceways. Learn more about this unique destination by watching the video below!


Video courtesy of "Great Getaways."

Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie
Check out this video from Michigan Out of Doors Television that highlights walleye fishing on Lake Erie.



Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Join Michigan Out of Doors Television as they visit the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan for an inside look at the state's fish production system.







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