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Fall 2015: West Michigan Fish Notes

Fishin' in the Mitten: Get the Scoop on Best Spots for Big Fish

A new visualization tool makes Michigan DNR’s Master Angler Program data easy to use.  The map above shows locations of Master Angler brown trout catches from 1993-2014.  Larger dots represent areas with more Master Angler catches.  Similar maps are available for other Michigan species.

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The "Perfect Invader" Strikes a Favorite Michigan Trout Stream

The Pere Marquette River is now home to the New Zealand mudsnail - an invader that can live on damp surfaces for nearly a month, clone itself, and even pass through fish and bird guts unharmed.

What are the risks, and what can we do?


How Healthy is Michigan's Longest River?

The Grand River was in the spotlight at Tenth Annual Water Quality Forum.  Topics included the reduction of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), sources and extent of fecal contamination, and water quality comparisons between the Grand and other rivers.

Overview of past presentations on Grand River health


Floating Classroom Provides Up Close Look at Local Waters

Educational programs offered on Grand Valley State University vessels highlight water quality, invasive species, and the connection between watersheds, rivers, and the Great Lakes.

Programs on board the D.J. Angus

Ludington Regional Fisheries Workshop


Topics will include findings on mass-marked salmon and trout, planning for Lake Michigan management, and assessment of alewife and other baitfish.

The controversial issue of aquaculture (fish farming) in Great Lakes net pens will also be up for discussion.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 9
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Road
Scottville, MI

Pre-register by Dec. 20
$30 includes hot lunch

Online Registration

Map and Registration Flyer


Port Sheldon Buoy Needs Your Support!

Anglers and boaters have come to rely on information provided by this buoy, which was originally funded by a NOAA grant. 

Continued operation in 2016 requires additional local funding support.

Learn more about how the buoy works at this funding campaign kickoff event. 

Ed VerHamme of LimonoTech will make a presentation at 4:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and snacks.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 7
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Boatwerks
216 VanRaalte Ave
Holland, MI

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