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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 Tuesday, May 1, to Friday, May 25, 2007. The primary purpose of the survey is to assess the status of predator fish populations in the lake. 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.michigandnr.com/taggedfish/.

Area of MDNR Trap Nets in Anchor Bay


Individual net locations are:
42 38.65 82 45.88
42 38.18 82 46.01
42 37.91 82 46.58
42 37.28 82 45.91
42 37.18 82 45.94

Flags with radar reflectors used to mark the nets look like this:



Other flags without radar reflectors look like this:

 

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We see a lot of smallmouth bass in the 18 to 20 inch size, but rarely see one over 20 inches. This fish was 21.5" and weighed 5.7 pounds. Caught in a survey trap net on May 3, 2007.


 

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Mike, that one would sure look nice hanging on your wall.
:lol: Just kidding.

Terry
 
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