Wednesday, April 25, 2012
DNR to conduct statewide creel surveys-angler experience
DNR creel clerks will be asking anglers questions relating to their fishing experience such as how long they fished, what species they were targeting, and how many fish were taken or released.
"The point of the whole program is to characterize how many fish are harvested, how many hours anglers spend fishing, and what fish they're targeting," said DNR fisheries biologist Tracy Kolb. "We use this information to manage fisheries across the state."
Kolb said it usually only takes a few minutes to answer the creel clerks’ questions and that the DNR appreciates anglers' cooperation.
Anglers interested in seeing the results from surveys of Great Lakes in previous years can find them online atwww.dnr.state.mi.us/chartercreel.