‘Roadmaps’ assist in Great Lakes fishing

Sen. Mike Kowall

Sen. Mike Kowall

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall on Tuesday reminded area residents of valuable resources to guide them when they go fishing.

“Many Michigan anglers have favorite fishing spots on one of the state’s beautiful inland lakes or rivers, but would also love to fish the Great Lakes,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Thankfully, there are online guides that can help them in their efforts.”

Kowall said that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed four “roadmaps” that serve as starting points to provide new or experienced anglers with information on many Great Lakes fishing sites and times of the year when great opportunities exist.

The roadmaps focus on fishing four of Michigan’s Great Lakes — Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior — as well as the St. Clair system.

“When you want to fish one of the big lakes but you aren’t sure when or where to fish, the roadmaps are invaluable,” Kowall said. “They will tell you the best times to head out for your favorite fish, and where to go.”

Each fishing roadmap was developed with the expertise of the DNR Fisheries Division staff.

Visit www.michigan.gov/fishing and click on the link to Roadmaps to Fishing Michigan’s Great Lakes to discover new fishing opportunities this summer.