DNR employee holding walleye during Hubbard Lake survey2017 Spring Hubbard Lake Walleye Survey

The Northern Lake Huron Management Unit has conducted a number of walleye population estimates over the years in many of the larger waterbodies in the unit, such as Burt, Black, Mullett, Pickerel, Crooked, Grand and Long lakes. In 2017 it was Hubbard Lake's turn. Personnel from all over the state were recruited to fill out the three netting crews that tagged walleye April 8-10, and the three electroshocking crews that conducted the recapture run on April 13. The crews marked more than 3,700 walleye in Hubbard, which yielded a population estimate of more than 27,000 walleye in Hubbard Lake. That is more than three per acre! So with the walleye population, and the well-known and excellent smallmouth bass fishing, Hubbard Lake is definitely a quality fishing destination.

See below for some photos taken during the 2017 survey.

DNR employee holding walleye during the survey

 

DNR employee hauling hand net of walleye during survey

 

DNR employee hauling hand net of walleye during survey

 

DNR employees collecting data from walleye during survey