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Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Meeting - 2022/2023

Fishing Wisconsin

Fisheries Management staff organized meetings in 2016, 2017 and 2019 to engage the public in our management of the Lake Michigan fisheries. Meetings that are planned for 2022/2023 and shown below continue that tradition. Our work with you and our partners to manage Wisconsin's Lake Michigan fishery is an ongoing process. We have successfully tackled major issues on Lake Michigan over the past 40 years while maintaining a world-class fishery. Part of these efforts included public meetings in 2016, 2017 and 2019 to gather feedback on some plans and ideas aimed at continuing this fabulous fishery into the future. The time has come to engage stakeholders again on this topic.

To assist the DNR in setting up these meetings, we will be using a Zoom registration feature to determine the number of in-person and Zoom participants.

Jan. 23, 2023 - Informational Meeting

Agenda

Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational Meeting Agenda [PDF]

Aug. 30, 2022 - Informational Meeting

Agenda

Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational Meeting Agenda [PDF]

Meeting Recordings

  1. Lake Michigan Presentations, stocking considerations and wrap up
  2. Lake Michigan questions and comments

The recording for the informational meeting has been broken down into two parts to aid stakeholders in focusing on various sections of this three-hour meeting. The first recording has the presentations, stocking considerations presentation and wrap-up. The second recording contains two sections that included questions on the information and general questions and comments on the future Lake Michigan Management Plan.

Presentations

Status of Forage Fish - Dave Warner, Ralph Tingley - USGS
Predator-Prey Ratio Analysis - Nick Legler, Wisconsin DNR
Mass Marking Summary - Matt Kornis, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Lake Trout Summary - Laura Schmidt - Wisconsin DNR
Salmonid Anglers and Science - Lauren Bradshaw/Nick Legler - Wisconsin DNR

Handouts

NOAA Dreissenid and Diporeia densities [PDF]
NOAA lower trophic levels [PDF]
Wisconsin salmon and trout stocking and harvest information [PDF]
Summary of the Predator/Prey Ratio Analysis for Chinook Salmon and Alewife in Lake Michigan [PDF]
Great Lakes Mass Marking Results from 2022 Chinook Salmon [PDF]
Great Lakes Mass Marking Results from 2022 Chinook Salmon Wild Production [PDF]
Great Lakes Mass Marking Results from 2022 Lake Trout [PDF]
Great Lakes Angler Diary Program

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.

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

Aug. 30, 2022: Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational meeting

 

Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational meeting
Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Room: Centennial Hall West
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1412 (Manitowoc County)
 
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
 
Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor, 414-303-0138
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers, charter captains, businesses, conservation groups and other stakeholders to attend this meeting focused on Lake Michigan fisheries management activities related to salmon and trout. The meetings will provide opportunities for discussion and comment on a variety of fisheries-related information.
 

To assist the DNR in setting up this meeting, we will be using a Zoom registration feature to determine the number of in-person and Zoom participants.

Aug. 30 - Dec. 31, 2022: Public comment period

 

January 23, 2023: Second Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational meeting
Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout Informational meeting
Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Room: Centennial Hall West
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1412 (Manitowoc County)
 
While this meeting has been set up as an in-person meeting, we will have a Zoom option. In both cases we ask that you pre-register for the event.
 
Monday, Jan. 23, 2023
6 p.m.
 
 
Contact: Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor, 414-303-0138
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers, charter captains, businesses, conservation groups and other stakeholders to attend this meeting focused on Lake Michigan fisheries management activities related to salmon and trout. The meetings will provide opportunities for discussion and comment on a variety of fisheries-related information.
 

To assist the DNR in setting up this meeting, we will be using a Zoom registration feature to determine the number of in-person and Zoom participants.

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