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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Salmon and Trout Meetings

Anglers, charter captains, associated business owners, commercial fishers and other fish enthusiasts, help us plan for your future fishing success on Lake Michigan.

Chinook in hand

We want your input

Our work with you and partners to manage Wisconsin's Lake Michigan fishery is an ongoing process. It is important that we continue to receive your input. Anglers and others are invited to provide feedback on whether to raise, lower or keep Lake Michigan salmon and trout stocking numbers the same in 2018 and beyond.

Electronic comments

To provide electronic comments, send an email to: DNR Lake Michigan Plan.

Written comments

Written comments may be sent to:

Bradley T. Eggold
Department of Natural Resources
600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee WI 53204

 

We have continued our public engagement in 2017 with a series of two informational meetings in June followed by another Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum meeting in August. These meetings will help to inform Fisheries Management on the stocking plans and numbers for 2018.

Agenda and presentation from the August 30, 2017 LM Fisheries Forum meeting

Agenda [PDF 80KB]

Presentation [PDF 10,090KB]

 

Agenda, meeting recording and handouts from the June 7 and 8, 2017 meetings

Agenda

Presentation [PDF 8520KB]

Additional information [PDF 10KB]

Michigan Sea Grant - GL Angler Diary Flyer [PDF 1000KB]

Lake Michigan and Green Bay Stocking locations [PDF 13KB]

Presentation with audio from the meeting



Steps to success

Lake Michigan

In order to maximize public input and discussion, the following process is being used to help ensure successful Lake Michigan salmon and trout management. You may review the details for each step below by selecting the title.


June 7: Michigan Salmon and Trout Stakeholder Meeting #1
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6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Stakeholder Meetings
UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., Room: 3080
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR southern Lake Michigan Fisheries supervisor, 414-382-7921
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers, charter captains, businesses, conservation groups and other stakeholders to attend one of two meetings focused on Lake Michigan fisheries management activities related to salmon and trout. The meetings will provide opportunities for discussion and comment to ensure a continued diverse fishery given challenges in the Lake Michigan food web.
Additional meetings will be held June 8 in Cleveland, WI.
June 8: Michigan Salmon and Trout Stakeholder Meeting #2
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6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Stakeholder Meetings
Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Room: Lake Michigan Conference Room
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1412 (Manitowoc County)
View map of location
Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR southern Lake Michigan Fisheries supervisor, 414-382-7921
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers, charter captains, businesses, conservation groups and other stakeholders to attend one of two meetings focused on Lake Michigan fisheries management activities related to salmon and trout. The meetings will provide opportunities for discussion and comment to ensure a continued diverse fishery given challenges in the Lake Michigan food web.
Additional meetings will be held June 7 in Milwaukee.
June 9 - July 8: Public comment period

To provide comments on the information, send an email to DNR Lake Michigan Plan OR to provide written comments, send a letter to:

Bradley T. Eggold
Department of Natural Resources
UWM - GLRF - SFS
600 E. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204

August/September: Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum
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Date and time to be announced
Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum Meeting
Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Room: Lake Michigan Conference Room
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1412 (Manitowoc County)
View map of location
Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR southern Lake Michigan Fisheries supervisor, 414-382-7921
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers, charter captains, businesses, conservation groups and other stakeholders to attend the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum meeting. The meeting will allow the Department to provide a draft plan for the future management of the salmon and trout fishery and provide opportunities for discussion and comment on the plan.
September: Public comment period

21 day comment period after the LMFF meeting. To provide comments on the information, send an email to DNR Lake Michigan Plan OR to provide written comments, send a letter to:

Bradley T. Eggold
Department of Natural Resources
UWM - GLRF - SFS
600 E. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204

October 15: Final decision
Detailed information about the final decisions will be linked here at that time.

Contact information

To provide comments on the information, send an email to: DNR Lake Michigan Plan.

OR to provide written comments, send a letter to:

Bradley T. Eggold
Department of Natural Resources
UWM - GLRF - SFS
600 E. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53204

Last revised: Tuesday September 05 2017