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Posted on February 23rd, 2017

Black Lake Sturgeon 2017

BLACK LAKE–The Lake sturgeon is an ancient fish species that inhabits large river and lake systems in the Great Lakes Basin and elsewhere.

These monstrous fish can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh 200 pounds, providing Michigan hook-and-line anglers trying to catch them an extraordinary thrill.

They are the largest fish native to the Great Lakes, and because of habitat loss – mostly the loss of spawning habitat by the creation of dams – and overfishing in the past, the lake sturgeon is a threatened species in Michigan. Specific regulations limit sport fishing and no commercial harvest is allowed.

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Posted on February 14th, 2017

Upper Black River Dams Meeting

On February 11, 2017 the Department of Natural Resources and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, along with a team of University of Michigan graduate students conducted an open forum meeting at Forest Township Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to gather information from the public and to hear their concerns related to the possible closing and removal of the Tower and Kleber Dams and begin a conversation that would help the decision making process.  The meeting was attended by about 100 citizens and representatives from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Huron Pines, Sturgeon for Tomorrow and the Black Lake Association.

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Posted on December 22nd, 2016

Black River Marina Update

Keith Cheli, Regional Field Planner of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, informed us on December 19, 2016, that they had received notification that the Michigan Resource Trust Fund application, for the proposed acquisition of the Black Lake Marina, has been recommended for approval.

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Posted on October 27th, 2016

Fish Stocking

Fish Stocking

The Black Lake Association formed a fish committee in 2008.  Its purpose was to provide a natural and /or supportive environment to increase the Black Lake walleye population while working with the DNR, universities and other organizations.  The ultimate goal was to establish Black Lake as a desirable walleye fishing destination.

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Posted on October 23rd, 2015

The dynamic story of northern Michigan’s Black Lake

DNRMention Black Lake (Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties) to many Michigan anglers and the first thing that pops into their heads is lake sturgeon.

There’s a good reason for that, Black Lake has a highly publicized spear fishery through the ice that draws both anglers and observers. But in terms of angling effort, Black Lake is really a walleye/northern pike/muskellunge lake, says Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Tim Cwalinski. And that’s been a focal point for management.

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