Fisheries Workshops

Spring fishery workshops offer current research and information related to the status of the Great Lakes fishery.

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local fishery organizations annually offer evening regional workshops to provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and interested community members.

Workshops include information and status updates on topics such as fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey fish surveys, offshore fisheries and open water fisheries, as well as updates on fisheries management activities, citizen science opportunities for anglers, and a variety of other topics of interest based on specific regions.

2024 Workshops

Lake Erie/Lake St. Clair
(In-person and online via Zoom)
April 11, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Trenton

Southern Lake Michigan
(In-person and online via Zoom)
April 18, 2024, 7-9 p.m.
American Legion, Post 49, South Haven

Lake Huron: Open Water
(In-person and online via Zoom)
April 23, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Fraternal Order of Eagles #3702, Port Huron

Lake Huron: Saginaw Bay
(In-person and online via Zoom)
April 25, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Bangor Township Hall, Bay City

Lake Huron: Les Cheneaux & St Marys River
(In-person and online via Zoom)
April 30, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
Clark Township Community Center, Cedarville

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan
(Online via Zoom only)
May 1, 2024, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Past Workshops

2021 Lake Huron Open Water Fisheries Workshop

2021 Lake Huron Nearshore Fisheries Workshop

Lake Huron Open Water Fishery Workshop

Southern Lake Michigan Fishery Workshop

Saginaw Bay Watershed Fishing Regulations Survey