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  1. Welcome, glad you're here.
  2. https://www.greatlakesfisherman.com/fishing-hunting-outdoors/forum/81-fishing-videos/
  3. https://dnr.wi.gov/news/Releases/Article/?id=4984&fbclid=IwAR2eSERwJqHFAPCnYBreeQLzzXFksv2KxN8mDoBMTtz1pbiCANbv7VdqokU MADISON, Wis. - To enhance fishing success and opportunities for all Lake Michigan anglers, while sustaining a balanced and vibrant fisheries community, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released a new Lake Michigan fish stocking plan. "Because of work with key partners in the Lake Michigan fisheries community, Wisconsin will grow as the preeminent destination for world-class fishing. This collaborative approach and innovative management strategies will expand our diverse and exciting fishery," said DNR Fisheries, Wildlife, and Parks Director Scott Loomans. "I'm looking forward to big things." Lake Michigan is home to a world-class fishery, and there are anglers, businesses, stakeholder groups and communities that have a deep commitment to developing management strategies that will benefit this fishery for current and future generations, according to Todd Kalish, Deputy Director of DNR Fisheries Management. Throughout 2019, DNR fisheries staff conducted an open and inclusive process to gather input on management options for the Lake Michigan fishery. "Stakeholder input has historically and continues to be a driving force in the development of Lake Michigan management strategies," Kalish said. "A common theme of stakeholder input was a strong interest in developing innovative management strategies and collaboration that acknowledge economic, social and biological factors." For 2020, 2021 and 2022, chinook salmon stocking numbers will increase to 1,200,000 fish annually, coho stocking will increase to 500,000 annually, steelhead stocking will increase to 460,000 fish annually and brown trout, a popular fish, caught off piers and in harbors, will increase to 450,000 fish annually. "In meetings and in comments we received about this plan, there was strong interest in increases in stocking not just for chinook salmon but for coho salmon, steelhead and brown trout," said Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor. "This plan accomplished that goal and contained increases for every type of fishermen." Fisheries managers will assess potential changes to stocking numbers for 2023 and beyond based on traditional and new data and metrics collected and evaluated in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The DNR will also begin the development of a Lake Michigan brook trout stocking initiative in 2020. Brook trout are a revered native species that could produce critical near-shore angling opportunities. "We are excited to work with stakeholders to pursue reestablishing this native species to enhance angler opportunities and experiences," Kalish said. "Lake Michigan is a tremendous economic asset, and the fish stocking plan released today by Secretary-designee Preston Cole shows his vision of enhancing our world-class fishery in this great lake, making Milwaukee and the rest of our shoreline a fantastic tourist destination," said Steve Baas Sr., Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. In addition to the 2020-2022 stocking plan, department staff, in collaboration with charter, commercial and sport fishers, plan to: expand salmon and trout net pen projects to maximize the survivability of stocked fish; develop and implement innovative public/private data collection initiatives to better inform future management strategies; enhance outreach and communication by more actively engaging stakeholders in communication initiatives; increase and enhance diverse marketing and outreach strategies; and pursue salmon and trout habitat enhancement projects. "I commend Secretary-designee Cole for his leadership and standing up for Wisconsin sportsmen and our impact on the Wisconsin economy," said Tom Kleiman, President of the Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association. "Our priority throughout this process is to promote the entire Lake Michigan fishery, including the tributaries, near-shore and open water fishing. This plan addresses short-term needs with a comprehensive plan for future growth to enhance fishing opportunities in this great resource." To learn more about Lake Michigan fisheries, visit the DNR website. Last Revised: Thursday, December 05, 2019
  4. Welcome to GLF Mike, the new boat looks sweet!
  5. Nice job getting the kids out. Lakers everywhere this year. Where's all the immature kings for next year? We hardly caught any all summer. Could 2020 be worse than 2019?
  6. It will last almost indefinitely. If it does not have abrasions, frays or kinks, you don't need to replace it. You can also get away with just stripping off a few feet at the end if that is the only area with damage. if you drag bottom for lake trout, the end may get damaged but it will be fine a few feet up the line.
  7. After dark casting crank baits at Luna Pier, Sterling State park beach off the rock wall or the beach in waders. They come in shallow in the fall when waters cool.
  8. I've run them down to 1.3 to 1.5 and they pull OK but I don't think there are many trollers in the Great Lakes Region that can answer your question down to .3, I don't know anyone trolling that slow here.
  9. Those will work but they are a bit big. We normally use #6 baitholder hooks. When water temps start dropping in the coming weeks, spawn fishing should turn on. For whitefish in November use small #12 hooks for single or double eggs.
  10. No but you can use planers with big jon diver disk, they are smaller than dipsey divers. I use big planer boards and offshore clips to attach 3 or 4 poles on each side. Big fish will release the clips. I used matched rods and if a small fish is on, that rod tip will bend slightly out of position than the others. It is easy to see.
  11. Here is a good rig for spawn bags for steelhead and single salmon eggs for whitefish. That fishing will start going for steelies in October through November and in November for whitefish. We just run the line through a swivel and attach a weight rather than using a sliding sinker sleeve.
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