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This message was sent to me by Mike Thomas of the MDNR.

Please pay attention to the area marked!!!!

ATTENTION BOATERS!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station will be conducting a fisheries survey in Anchor Bay, Lake St. Clair, from Friday, April 30, to Friday, May 28, 2004. The primary objective of this survey will be to capture, tag, and release smallmouth bass and walleye. The survey gear used will be trap nets, located along a 10-foot contour, between the Clinton River and New Baltimore. Each of the five nets will be marked with at least two floating flags and nine smaller bouys. The nets are approximately 650 feet long. Boaters and anglers are encouraged to watch out for these markers and to avoid boating or fishing near them. Anglers who catch tagged fish, are encouraged to report the catch to the MDNR. Anglers can call the Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station (586-465-4771) to report catching tagged fish or if they have additional questions regarding the net survey. Anglers can also report catching a tagged fish on the internet at http://www.midnr.com/taggedfish.asp?LinkID...ID=308&sec=fish.

Area of MDNR Trap Nets in Anchor Bay
 

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myself and 2 students are heading out on the "channel cat" on may 19th

should be a great learning experience for all involved.

will post back on what happens
 

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Watch out for the gobies!!!


Okay. That wasn't very nice. Bad Bass Tournament Angler. I'll punish myself with 30 lashes from a float'n'fly.


What I'd really like to know is how many of those big catfish you see. Put a flag by a swarm of them for me please.

I need to go catch some of those creatures on purpose some day. I think that's the only kind of fish besides sturgeon I haven't caught (and I think I had one of those on 3 years ago in the shipping channel) on St. Clair.
 

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Dan,

The last time I went out with the MDNR to pull nets (along with Alex), we saw more catfish than almost any other species.

I have caught a few cats by the shipping channel on accident, but I have yet to land a sturgeon.

Fife....looking forward to the report. I am going to try to get out again on the Channel Cat to pull nets....it was a great time and very educational.

FYI anyone can get on one of those trips, inquire at the MDNR station at Harley Ensign about the schedule.

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