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Walleye sport fishing regulations
St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, and Lake Erie:
Michigan bag limits for all four waterbodies are now the same and are updated each year on May 1 and run through the following April. Please see the 2022 walleye sport fishing regulations PDF for a map and full explanation of the regulations.
Below are the 2022 regulations at a glance:
|Waterbody||Michigan regulations||Ontario regulations||Ohio regulations|
|St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair||
Mandatory harvest registration
Certain fish species are now required to be registered when harvested. Currently, lake sturgeon and muskellunge have mandatory reporting requirements. If you harvest a lake sturgeon or muskellunge, you must report it within 24 hours.
How to register your harvest
- Online at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses OR
- By phone at 888-636-7778
You must register your harvest online or by phone. Harvest registration can NOT be done at fish hatcheries, DNR field offices or customer service centers. *Exception: sturgeon harvested during the Black Lake sturgeon season, see below.
*Black Lake sturgeon
Lake sturgeon harvested at Black Lake must be registered immediately on-site with DNR personnel. Instructions will be given when you register for the fishery and obtain a flag (see Black Lake section in the Fishing Guide).
Why do we require registration?
- These species can be sensitive to harvest, and knowing the number harvested helps to understand the needed management.
- Registering your harvest provides helpful information on successes of stocking.
- These fish are a late-maturing, long-lived species and knowing what sizes these fish are being harvested is helpful to maintain a healthy population.