At Thursday’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at Crystal Mountain, the commission approved a fishing regulation change regarding lake trout and splake in Lake Huron. The change is effective today, May 13.
The change affects only the lake trout management unit of MH-1 in Lake Huron, which includes the major ports of DeTour, Cedarville, St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan and Rogers City.
The regulation states that the daily possession limit may include up to two (2) lake trout and splake, in any combination in management unit MH-1. This change is required to meet the lake trout harvest policy provided by the 2000 Consent Decree. The limit has been reduced because last year’s recreational harvest exceeded its limit by 20%.
No other changes were made that affect the lake trout fishing season, which runs through Sept. 30.
This change has been posted in the online version of the 2022 Michigan Fishing Guide, available at Michigan.gov/DNRDigests. It is also mentioned on the DNR’s fishing regulations hotline at 888-367-7060.