Overview & History of Lake Sturgeon in Michigan
- Background on Lake Sturgeon Lake sturgeon are a unique fish species in Michigan. These fish primarily inhabit large river and lake systemsin the Mississippi River, Hudson Bay and Great Lakes basins. They are an important biological component of the Great Lakes fish community.
- History of Lake Sturgeon in MichiganLake sturgeon are one of Michigan's most historic fish species. Read on for a history of Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations.
Lake Sturgeon Management Efforts
- License and Season InformationAn all-species license is required to take and possess lake sturgeon. All anglers shall obtain a non-transferable Lake Sturgeon Fishing Tag prior to fishing for lake sturgeon (available at license vendors). There are many other restrictions attached to fishing for sturgeon.
- Lake Sturgeon DNR Reporting PageHave you seen a Lake Sturgeon in the wild? The DNR wants to hear when and where you saw it! Please fill out our Lake Sturgeon Observation Report to help us monitor this unique species.
- Streamside Rearing
- Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy: Now AvailableLake sturgeon are an important part of Michigan's biodiversity. As a result, the DNR has developed a Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy that outlines management goals, objectives and actions that can be taken to help recover this important species.
- Fish Orders: What You Need to Know
- Joint Efforts with Michigan's Tribes
Lake Sturgeon Partners & Resources
- Kalamazoo River Sturgeon for Tomorrow
- Michigan Sea Grant
- St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow
- Sturgeon for Tomorrow - Black Lake, Michigan Chapter
- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- Sturgeon Research
How Can You Help Lake Sturgeon in Michigan
Lake Sturgeon News, Videos & Photos
- 2011 Kalamazoo River Sturgeon Release Celebration
- USGS Spawning Habitat Restoration for Lake Sturgeon on St. Clair River
- Earthwave Society 26-minute video - Lake Sturgeon: Dinosaurs of the Great Lakes
- Earthwave Society one-hour DVD - Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep
- In the Archives: From Cordwood to Caviar (The Ann Arbor Chronicle)
- Photos of Juvenile Lake Sturgeon
- River Alliance of Wisconsin - Menominee River Fish Passage for Sturgeon
- Saving sturgeon - the 'megafauna' of Michigan's fish world
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service "Giants of the Great Lakes" brochure
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo slideshow