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2016 R/V COREGONUS CRUISE SCHEDULE

Time Period Purpose Area Gear

January 1 - April 3

Winter layup and vessel maintenance

Sturgeon Bay  
April 3 - 14 Coregonus in water and prep Sturgeon Bay Load stocking tank
April 17 - April 21 Offshore stocking brown trout Green Bay stocking out of Marinette Stocking tanks
April 24 - May 16 Juvenile Whitefish Assessment Lake Michigan and Green Bay GMGN 2 - 3 1/2"
2 - 2 box gangs
May 16 - June 5 Lakewide assessments Lake trout and burbot NE Reef

GMGN 2 1/2 - 6"
3 - 2 box gangs

As soon as practical Travel to Milwaukee Milwaukee  
June 1 - June 16 Yellow Perch spawning assessment Southern Lake Michigan Gill net / Dive Gear
June 19 - July 3 Forage (Alewife) assessment Southern Lake Michigan Mid-water trawl
End of July Vessel and gear mainenance Sturgeon Bay  
July 24 - August 4 Juvenile Whitefish Assessment Northern Lake Michigan and Green Bay Trawling equipment
Semi- balloon otter trawl
August 7 - August 25 Yellow Perch assessment / Whitefish Green Bay Bottom trawl
September 11 - October 4 Bloater Chub Assessment Algoma / Baileys Harbor GMGN 1 1/2 - 3"
1 box GMGN, 2 box std
As soon as practicle Travel to Milwaukee Milwaukee  
October 16 - October 31 Lake Trout Spawning
Wound Scarring
Strain experiment
Milwaukee inshore

Sheboygan Reef

GMGN 4 1/2 - 6"
2 - 2 box gangs (inshore)
1 - 3 box gang (MLR)
As soon as practical Travel to Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay  
November 9 - November 27 Whitefish spawning survey
Juv. whitefish nets set deep
Cardy's Reef, Schauer Park,
Baileys Harbor Area
GMGN 3 1/2 - 5 1/2"
GMGN 2  - 3 1/2"
As soon as practical Travel to Milwaukee Milwaukee  
November 29 - December 15 Yellow Perch Milwaukee GMGN 1 - 3 1/4"
As soon as practical Sturgeon Bay / winter lay up Sturgeon Bay  
Contact information
For information on Lake Michigan Fisheries contact:
Bradley Eggold
Last revised: Monday June 12 2017