DNR to Present Results of 2022 Lake Gogebic Fisheries Survey

Those interested in what’s happening with walleye, pike and other fish in the Upper Peninsula’s largest inland lake are invited to a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 18, in Marenisco, where Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff will discuss results of the 2022 Lake Gogebic fisheries survey.

The meeting will run 7 to 9 p.m. EDT (6 to 8 p.m. CDT) at the Marenisco Town Hall, 314 Hall St. The town hall is located next to the Marenisco Mini‑Mart, one block west of M‑64. If the weather is pleasant, the meeting will be held from an outdoor gazebo located next to the hall, to allow for social distancing between meeting attendees.

In May and June this year, DNR Fisheries Division personnel conducted an intensive fisheries survey on Lake Gogebic (which covers nearly 13,400 acres in the western U.P.) to assess populations of walleye, bass, yellow perch and northern pike.

According to Patrick Hanchin, the DNR’s Lake Superior basin coordinator, people attending the meeting will learn about the health of the lake’s sport fishery with emphasis on the estimated population size of walleye, as well as the associated fish community of yellow perch, northern pike and panfish. In addition, Hanchin said the presentation will touch on the size structure and relative abundance of the other fish species collected.

Anyone needing special accommodations to attend should contact George Madison at 906‑353‑6651 at least five business days before the meeting.

Learn more about how the Michigan DNR manages fisheries at Michigan.gov/Fishing.

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