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.
Michigan Sea Grant is also assisting the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in providing several of their annual Conversations and Coffee meetings virtually. Registration links for those sessions are at the bottom of this page or via the DNR Conversations & Coffee webpage.
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
Find more workshop videos on Michigan Sea Grant’s Youtube playlist.
A number of resources and opportunities were mentioned throughout the workshops.
- The Life of the Lakes, Fourth Edition
- Huron-Michigan Diet Study Facebook
- Instructions for Huron-Michigan Diet Study, GL Angler Diary, and bait ball reporting
- Lake Huron Cisco Restoration Poster (PDF)
- Ciscoes of the Laurentian Great Lakes Monograph (PDF)
- Sea Grant Salmon and Trout Identification
- Saginaw Bay Coreyon Reef Restoration
- The Coreyon Reef Documentary
- Saginaw Bay Sturgeon Restoration
- Michigan Fishing Guide
- Michigan Department of Health Eat Safe Fish Guide