Fisheries Reports

Fisheries Reports support science-based management of Michigan's fishery resources by communicating the scientific information, models and management recommendations of division staff. They also document the division's activities, preserve data and fulfill federal contractual obligations. You will need Adobe Reader to read these reports.

 

Report Number Fisheries Report Abstract
25 Hanchin, P. A. 2017. A summary and analysis of the Large Lakes Survey Program in Michigan in 2001-2010. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 25, Lansing. (PDF) 25 Introduction
24 Tonello, M. A., T. L. Kolb, and M. E. Tonello. 2017. Evaluation of the steelhead fishery in the Betsie River by volunteer steelhead fin clip census (fall 2006 – spring 2010) and creel survey (2010). Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 24, Lansing. (PDF) 24 Abstract
23 Diefenbach, M. L., and R. M. Claramunt. 2017. Assessment of Chinook Salmon diets in Lake Michigan from 1994 to 2013: an auxiliary indicator of predator-prey balance. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 23, Lansing. (PDF) 23 Abstract
22 Braunscheidel, J. J., and G. L. Towns. 2017. Effects of Redear Sunfish introduction on Bluegill and Pumpkinseed in Joslin Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan 1988–2003. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 22, Lansing. (PDF) 22 Abstract
21 Gunderman, B. J. 2017. Growth, movement, and contribution of stocked and wild fish to the Lower St. Joseph River Walleye population. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 21, Lansing. (PDF) 21 Abstract
20 Hanshue, S. K., and A. H. Harrington. 2017. Grand River assessment. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 20, Lansing. (PDF) 48 MB 20 Exec Summary
20 Appendix Hanshue, S. K., and A. H. Harrington. 2017. Grand River assessment appendix. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 20 appendix, Lansing. (PDF) 60 MB 20 Appendix
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19 Hanchin, P. A. 2017. The fish community and fishery of Elk and Skegemog lakes, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Grand Traverse counties, Michigan in 2008-09. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 19, Lansing. (PDF) 19 Introduction
18 Johnson, J. E., D. G. Fielder, M. Hughes, and R. Espinoza. 2017. Pilot Cisco egg take and culture study. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 18, Lansing. (PDF) 18 Summary
17 Johnson, J. E. 2017. Review of attributes of landlocked Atlantic Salmon in relation to their management in Lake Huron. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 17, Lansing. (PDF) 17 Introduction
16 Gunderman, B. J. 2017. Sport fishing catch and effort and an economic analysis of the lower St. Joseph River fishery. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 16, Lansing. (PDF) 16 Abstract
15 Smith, K. M., C. K. Kovacs, M. V. Thomas, and J. S. Diana. 2016. Management plan for Northern Pike in Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 15, Lansing. (PDF) 15 Introduction
14 He, Ji X., and J. E. Johnson. 2016. Revisit the three milestones measures of Lake Trout rehabilitation, based on status of Lake Trout stock and fisheries in the main basin of Lake Huron, 2011. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 14, Lansing. (PDF) 14 Introduction
13 Hanchin, P. A. 2016. The fish community and fishery of the Portage-Torch Lake System, Houghton County, Michigan in 2007-08. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 13, Lansing. (PDF) 13 Introduction
12 Smith, K. M., M. V. Thomas, and P. A. Hanchin. 2016. Management plan for Muskellunge in Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 12, Lansing. (PDF) 12 Introduction
11 Hanchin, P. A. 2015. The fish community and fishery of Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan in 2006-07. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 11, Lansing. (PDF) 11 Introduction
10 Godby, N. A., Jr., T. C. Wills, T. A. Cwalinski, and B. J. Bury. 2015. Cheboygan River assessment. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 10, Lansing. (PDF) 25 MB 10 Exec Summary
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09 Wills, T. C., T. G. Zorn, D. B. Hayes, and K. E. Wehrly. 2015. Status and trends of Michigan stream resources, 2002-2007. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 09, Lansing. (PDF) 09 Exec Summary
08 Wehrly, K. E., D. B. Hayes, and T. C. Wills. 2015. Status and trends of Michigan inland lake resources, 2002-2007. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 08, Lansing. (PDF) 08 Exec Summary
07 Goniea, T. M. 2015. Commercial reptile and amphibian regulation in Michigan and recommendations for the future. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 07, Lansing. (PDF) 07 Abstract
06 Sapak, J. M., and J. L. Jonas. 2015. History of the Little Manistee River weir and fall Chinook salmon egg-take, 1991-2007. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 06, Lansing. (PDF) 06 Abstract
05 Baker, M. E., M. J. Wiley, and P. W. Seelbach. 2014. Map-based predictions of riparian ecotypes: relating climate and hydrology to streamside forests in Lower Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 05, Lansing. (PDF) 05 Abstract

 

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Fielder, D. G. 2014. Mortality, exploitation, movement, and stock size of Saginaw Bay Walleyes, 1981–2011: 31 years of tag return analysis. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 04, Lansing. (PDF)

 

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Fielder, D. G., and M. V. Thomas. 2014. Status and trends of the fish community of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron 2005–2011. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 03, Lansing. (PDF)

 

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Fielder, D. G., T. L. Kolb, T. M. Goniea, D. L. Wesander, and K. S. Schrouder. 2014. Fisheries of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron 1986–2010. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 02, Lansing. (PDF)

 

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01 Caroffino, D. C., and A. J. Nuhfer. 2014. Evaluation of two strains of rainbow trout stocked into inland lakes in Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Report 01, Lansing. (PDF) 01 Abstract