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Lake Michigan Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee
About the Committee
The Lake Michigan Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee reviews and provides input and direction into the fishery goals, objectives and management plans for Lake Michigan. Members help the DNR chart the future course of fisheries management by representing the diversity of citizen interests in the Lake Michigan basin.
The committee chair is Denny Grinold and the DNR facilitator is Jay Wesley.
Name Organization Denny Grinold (Chair) Michigan Charter Boat Association/Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisor Frank Pearson Bay De Noc Great Lakes Sports Fishermen (primary) Mike Verhamme Bay De Noc Great Lakes Sports Fishermen (alternate) Gregg Mariuz Blood Run Tackle Ken Lee Delta County Convention and Visitors Bureau (alternate) Keith Wils Delta County Convention and Visitors Bureau (primary) Mark Williams Detroit Area Steelheaders (primary) Blaise Pewinski Detroit Area Steelheaders (alternate) Jim Schramm Fly Fishers International (alternate) David Peterson Fly Fishers International (primary) Jason Phelps Grand Haven Charter Boat Association (primary) Chip Klein Grand Haven Charter Boat Association (alternate) Wes Newberry Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association (primary) Chris Hettinger Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association (alternate) Mike Estes Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisor (alternate) Chuck Pistis Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisor (primary) Rick Kretzschmar Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council (primary) Dan Thomas Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council (alternate) Ed Blissick Great Lakes Salmon Initiative (primary) Tom Andris Great Lakes Salmon Initiative (alternate) Mike Ryan Indiana Steelheaders John Stegmeir Izaak Walton League (primary) Drew Nelson Izaak Walton League (alternate) Frank Corl LE/LSC CFAC Chair Frank Krist LHCFAC Chair Shane Ruboyianes Ludington Charter Boat Association (alternate) George Freeman Ludington Charter Boat Association (primary) Mike Pajtas Manistee Charter Boat Association Kevin Hughes Manistee County Sport Fishing Association Bill Winowiecki MI Charter Boat Association (primary) Eric Anderson MI Charterboat Association (alternate) Dan O’Keefe MI Sea Grant Dennis Eade Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association Tom Gudwer Moonshine Lures Eric Braden MUCC Mike Radcliffe Northwest Michigan Fishing Club (primary) Tim Hossack Northwest Michigan Fishing Club (alternate) Dean Jessup Pentwater Sportfishing Association Jim Bos Pere Marquette Watershed Council Scott Carey Schoolcraft County Sportfish Association Jeff Dehn South Haven Steelheaders Paul Jensen State licensed commercial fisherman Jim Bedford Trout Unlimited Jack Payne West Michigan Walleye Club
For information on the committee, please contact Jay Wesley or call 616-490-5090.