Creel Clerks - locations they work & estimates of fishing harvest they collect

Creel clerks play an important role for the DNR. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers, asking anglers questions as they return from their fishing trips. Information is requested on trip length, target species and number and type of fish caught. In some cases, creel clerks may ask to measure or weigh fish and to take scale or other bony part samples for aging. These data are key information in managing the state's fisheries resource.

Here's a list of places creel clerks are stationed in Michigan.

Want to see the data they collect from Great Lakes ports? Check out our online database.

Want to see the data they collect from inland waterbodies? Check out these reports.

For more information, check out the following sections of this website:
Statewide Angler Survey Program (SASP)
Great Lakes Creel Survey Program