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  1. https://www.manisteenews.com/news/article/boat-sinking-lake-michigan-18333287.php
  2. https://protectmiresources.com/great-lakes-decree-put-in-place-despite-stakeholders-and-anglers-objections/ A federal judge accepted a proposed consent decree controlling five sovereign Michigan Tribes, the federal government and the state, overruling evidence that expanded gillnetting would negatively impact the Great Lakes. In handing down his order, Judge Paul Maloney rejected the Coalition to Protect Michigan Resource’s claim that biological harm is likely to happen to the resource and there will not be proper measures in place to mitigate that harm. Gillnetting in Michigan was banned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources during the 1970s after research concluded gillnets are non-selective and have disastrous consequences for fishery populations. The Tribes asserted their treaty right to fish with gillnets, and after several court cases and injunctions, the first Great Lakes Consent Decree was adopted in 1985. CPMR members have served as amici through every iteration of the court litigation and negotiations since the late 1970s. President Tony Radjenovich said conservationists and anglers across the state should be concerned about this decision. “Expanded gillnetting now allowed in bays and other areas of the lakes that haven’t had them for more than 40 years will cause social and biological consequences to the fishery resource,” Radjenoivch said. “Our groups were trying to be proactive in protecting the Great Lakes fisheries by objecting to these measures being implemented through this decree; however, now we will have to remain even more vigilant to ensure our worst-case scenarios do not come to pass.” The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians did not consent to the decree. They are the only party to the case not to do so. During these negotiations, CPMR has acted as an amicus or friend to the court. Amy Trotter, chief executive officer of Michigan United Conservation Clubs and CPMR treasurer, said accountability and oversight will be key moving forward. “We have to focus on ensuring that the words on paper and the intent are followed through with and that all negative consequences are mitigated under the decree,” Trotter said. “Regardless of the words on paper, the Michigan DNR, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the five Tribes and stakeholders must strive to ensure no commercial activity or management decisions cause undue harm to the resource.” CPMR comprises Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Michigan Charter Boat Association, the Michigan Salmon and Steelhead Fishermen’s Association and Hammond Bay Area Anglers, accompanied by an assortment of angling and conservation supporting members. Since the coalition’s inception, it has worked to ensure that recreation anglers’ voices are represented during the Great Lakes Consent Decree negotiations. You can support the work of CPMR by donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/protect-great-lakes-sportfishing. To view the judge’s opinion, click here. lick to share on Twitter (Opens in new winlick to share on Facebook
  3. FYI Pentwater Boater Alert All Boaters - the Pentwater Channel dredging project has started. The dredger has a cable running totally across the channel, thus you MUST alert the operator of your approach to have them drop the cable to give you safe passage. Contact the Operator: Barry J - Channel 16. They will advise as to which side for you to move past. Be sure the cable is dropped before moving past the barge. Plus, the discharge tube runs out the channel and N - wrapping out and then back into the beach N of the State Park. There are orange buoys marking the tube, but again, take caution passing over the tube - it should be on the bottom - but caution is the best option. PSA Board
  4. Fished 26-27 fow of water between the border line and shipping channel. In Ohio waters. Spoons and diver disc's back 75, hot bite, got 18 in a couple hours. Hit a few on riggers and spoons off the bottom. Good luck!
  5. We started in MI waters on Friday but ran into heavy weeds disrupting our trolling. Pulled lines and ran NE. Started a few miles north of Sputnik and kept going north. We were near where the MI,Ohio and Canadian borders meet. There was a huge school of fish there and got 18 in about 2hrs. All pulling diver disc's and spoons on 80 ft leads. Went back there Sat and the fish where there but so we're the weeds. We stuck it out due to the many marks on the graph but had to work for them cleaning weeds 3 to 4 times for every fish. Took us about 4 hours to get 18. Same program as the prior day. Good luck.
  6. We fished 19 to 24 fow trolling spoons. Could not get a side of flicker shade and bandits to go so we switched over to all spoons and our catch rate increased once we got our leads dialed in. Tried from 30 to 80 ft, ended with all at 60. We got our limit of 18. Had some heavy winds, at least they were out of the WNW. Spoons and diver disks with 60ft leads were best. Got a few on riggers down 12 to 19ft. Good luck!
  7. Looks like an epic day, great catch Dan!
  8. Great day jigging. We got 24. Tipped these jigs with minnows and took quite a few fish tipped with a 1/2 nightcrawler.
  9. There has been a decent brown fishery around the harbor and just off the beach this spring. I would check out shallow water to see if they are still around. Might be a tad early the the first kings usually show up off the river plume at the pierheads too. Good luck!
  10. Fished with a friend on Friday and then had the shake down run on my boat Saturday. We got limits of 18 both days jigging various humps in Michigan waters. Orange/chart hair jigs with minnows where best. Trollers were catching fish too but we love the early season jig bite, it's a lot more fun fighting them. We got a real nice size class on Saturday.
  11. First troll for us, fished from the beach out to 25 fow. It was a great bite! Thin fins on boards with 50-80 ft leads and orange gold jointed raps on divers, no rings, out 10 ft. Ran 10 rods, 5 guys, had our 25 fish in 2.5 hrs. Good luck!
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