The 2014 Lake Michigan fishing season was an odd one. A cold winter and cool water temperatures well into mid-summer made for some unusual fishing patterns, and the late summer salmon run seemed poor relative to other years. The annual Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop provides the chance to learn about the reasons for Lake Michigan’s changing fisheries. The workshop also provides a great opportunity to share your thoughts with researchers, fishery managers, and other anglers.
This year, presenters will include representatives from Michigan DNR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USGS, NOAA, MSU, and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Featured topics will include the mass marking of Chinook salmon and lake trout, recent success in rearing and stocking native cisco (a.k.a. lake herring) and a radical change in the diet of alewife.
This is a full-day event with hot buffet lunch included.
The cost to attend is $25.00.
Pre-registration is required by Jan. 2, 2015.
Online pre-registration with credit card is preferred. (Scroll down to register.)
The Sea Grant Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop is held in cooperation with:
Michigan Charter Boat Association
Ludington Charter Boat Association
Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association
MDNR Fisheries Division
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
United States Geological Survey
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Cancellations received on or after Jan. 8 will incur a $10 cancellation fee.