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  February  2017
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Angler Benjamin Archambo on ice with small sturgeon he speared at Black Lake
Black Lake sturgeon spearing season tradition continues in Cheboygan County

Only at Black Lake in Cheboygan County can sport anglers use spears to harvest a sturgeon. There is a strict quota limiting total angler take and, individually, anglers can harvest only one sturgeon per season. Across Michigan, fishing seasons for lake sturgeon can extend several months, depending on the water body, but the Black Lake season often lasts only a matter of hours. This year’s season, which just recently concluded, was no exception.


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