GLIFWC to conduct juvenile walleye surveys on Michigan lakes
IRON COUNTY—Each year during late summer and fall, fisheries biologists with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) survey walleye lakes to determine if juvenile walleye have entered, or recruited into, the population.
GLIFWC conducts these recruitment surveys on behalf of its member tribes to collect sound scientific data that will help in the understanding and management of fisheries resources within the Michigan 1842 ceded territory.
These surveys allow fisheries biologists to estimate the strength or weakness of the two most recent (young-of-the- year and age 1) year classes of walleye. Lakes to be surveyed