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.