Several Great Lakes states, including Michigan, employ US Fish and Wildlife Service mass marking assistance to mark popular gamefish such as steelhead, Chinook salmon, Atlantic salmon, brown trout, and lake trout. Because the tag is so little, roughly the size of the tip of a lead pencil, lab workers must remove it. Anglers who catch a fish with an adipose fin cut should submit it in at a Michigan drop-off station.
All fishing license fees will be waived those two days. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.
Ilinois has offered a bounty on the invasive species that local fishers are taking advantage of. However, that is an expensive option that critics say is a losing tactic. However, one company in Montreal has a novel approach to help solve the Asian Carp problem.
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