2018 DNR Anchor Bay Trap Net Survey

Discussion in 'Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River' started by JMHessenauer, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. JMHessenauer

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    Attention Anglers and Boater:

    The Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station annual trap net survey of Anchor Bay is underway. This survey will run from today (4/23/18) through May 18th 2018. Please use caution when boating or fishing near the nets. Lat/longs for the beginning and end of each net are provided below and in the attached flier. Data from this survey and other surveys that we conduct in SE Michigan can be found in our annual station report. This report is available by visiting our station website: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80537_80704---,00.html and then clicking on "Status Reports"

    Net 9- Start: 42 38.635, -82 46.243; End: 42 38.617, -82 46.104
    Net 8- Start: 42 38.217, -82 46.069; End: 42 38.209, -82 45.940
    Net 5- Start: 42 37.357, -82 46.327; End: 42 37.351, -82 46.185
    Net 3- Start: 42 36.965, -82 46.514; End: 42 36.965, -82 46.385

    Please help spread the word.

    Thank you.

    Jan-Michael Hessenauer, Ph.D.
    Fisheries Research Biologist
    Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    33135 South River Road
    Harrison Twp, MI 48045
    Ph: (586) 465-4771 ext 35

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  2. 6667supersport

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    Thanks for posting the map, very helpful.
     
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  3. on a call

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    Hmmm...sounds like a way to catch your limit ?

    While on a self guided moose hunting trip in Alaska we came across a native who owned an island..just off the island he was running a gill net. He told us we could camp on the island and help ourselves to any fish in the net. That thing was loaded...pike, burbot, grayling and that was about it...but did we eat well...yes :)

    Thank you for the heads up.
     
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  4. TeeBox

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    I mapped these nets on google earth. About 600 ft each.

    Maybe someone has a more high tech way of doing this. ABTrapNet.jpg
     
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  5. Shoeman

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    No doubt!

    That 1st one is right outside of our harbor.
     
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    That could be convenient
     
  7. JMHessenauer

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    Hello all,

    The 2018 trap net survey concluded this week, and all nets were removed from the water as of yesterday (5/16/18). As I mentioned at the start of this thread data from our Lake St. Clair surveys are published annually as part of our station report and can be found on our website at: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80537_80704---,00.html by clicking on "status reports". The 2018 report with data from this survey should be available in March 2019.

    Thanks,
    Jan-Michael Hessenauer, Ph.D.
    Fisheries Research Biologist
    Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    33135 South River Road
    Harrison Twp, MI 48045
    Ph: (586) 465-4771 ext 35
    hessenauerj1@michigan.gov
     
  8. Bassbug

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    Thank you for all the hard, and necessary work you and all of the Fisheries Researchers do for Lake St. Clair and the entire State of Michigan. Making informed decisions on habitat restoration, size and creel limits, and fish stocking strategies would not be possible without the work of you and your colleagues. It is much appreciated.