In Lake St. Clair and the River St. Clair, the size limit for pike perch has been increased
Fishermen fishing on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River have to catch longer pike perch. DNR has increased the minimum size limit from 13 inches to 15 inches, which is in line with nationwide regulation.
The DNR has changed the minimum size limit to make its uniformity rules in all connected waters of the St. Clair-Detroit River system. The system includes Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River, Detroit River and Lake Erie.
Catch more round whitefish in Lake Superior
Fishermen can try to catch more whitefish in the Upper Lake. The DNR has increased the daily whitefish limit to allow fishermen to keep 10 extra fish in Lake Superior.
Similar to lake whitefish, but smaller, several round whitefish are caught by lover fishermen because it is primarily a commercial species. This is because round whitefish are rarely seen if they do not dare in shallow water in April and May and again in October and November for breeding.
Spearfishing in southern Lake Michigan and Huron
Anyone interested in trying to kill lake trout, northern pike and pike perch underwater can do so in southern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron starting April 1st. Such areas include the water south of the southernmost pier in Grand Haven and the water south of the southern pier of Thunder River Bay, which stretches south to the mouth of the St. Clair River.
Spearfishing includes gear and slingshots, similar to slingshots, with an elastic movement for fishing.
The DNR does not expect many people to catch a lot of fish using this unique and demanding method. Hence, the agency not concerned about expansion, which causes biological problems.
Submarine spearmen will have to obtain a free underwater license and report monthly on their efforts and production to the DNR.
In this way, the agency can track and collect information on the number of people participating in the action.
More fishing in the Torch and Rapid rivers with special hooks
Fishermen can fish on the Torch River in Antrim County and Rapid River in Delta County from May 1 to July under the new DNR special rules on hooks.
To legally fish on the Torch River from Crystal Beach Road downstream to Lake Skegemog, including the Rapid River to Aarwood Road Bridge, anglers must use a one-and-a-half-inch hook hook from less than a point to the shank from May 1 to July 1.
According to the DNR, the regulation replaces the closure of fishing in these waters and allows fishermen to fish while protecting resources.