FTIS: Fishing Tournament Liaison and Contact Information

With the recent discussions concerning regulations and the subsequent passage of Fisheries Order 250, the Natural Resources Commission, DNR and Fisheries Division have taken a more active interest in and approach to understanding, studying and promoting competitive fishing in Michigan. As a result, the DNR appointed Senior Fish Biologist Tom Goniea as liaison to fishing tournaments around the state. Tom has been with Fisheries Division as a fish biologist since 2003 and has a variety of experience working with various interest groups around the state. Questions, comments, or concerns about tournament fishing or the new tournament information system can be directed to Tom Goniea by either phone or email at: