DNR continues to learn about muskellunge
LANSING—The Michigan DNR, in partnership with the Michigan Muskie Alliance, continues to investigate the state’s muskellunge fisheries through its online angler survey.
The 2017 Muskellunge Angler Survey is gathering information about muskellunge angler demographics and catch data. Muskellunge anglers have been surveyed since 2014, but only online since 2016.
Traditional methods, including creel and postcards, have not been as successful at collecting this type of information. The current survey can be found on both the DNR’s website at michigan.gov/muskie and the Michigan Muskie Alliance website at michiganmuskiealliance.org/.
During the winter months muskellunge anglers who hook-and-line fish through the ice or spear-fish are invited to complete the survey. Most survey efforts are done during the open water periods, so collecting catch-and-harvest data during the winter through this survey is a valuable opportunity for the DNR.