The Michigan Division of Natural Resources' website presents weekly reports of fishing conditions within the state. The DNR divides the report into five geographic regions, one for the Upper Peninsula and four for the Lower Peninsula.
The Michigan DNR bases its report on information sent from division staff and creel clerks. Creel clerks get their information from discussions with anglers and collection of physical information such as fish weight and samples.
The DNR report highlights the most plentiful fish species available in each region. It also provides short-term information about future conditions in Michigan's waters.
The Upper Peninsula report focuses on Lake Superior, the Menominee River and Little Bay de Noc. In the Lower Peninsula, conditions in the Huron, Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, as well as Lake Erie, are in the Southeast report. The Northeast report includes Lake Huron, the Thunder Bay River and Otsego and West Twin Lakes.
The Northwest report covers northern Lake Michigan, the Manistee and Pere Marquette Rivers and the areas near Frankfort, Ludington and Traverse City. The lower portion of Lake Michigan, as well as the Kalamazoo, Muskegon and St. Joseph Rivers, are included in the Southwest report.
Anglers can subscribe to the Division of Natural Resources' weekly report by clicking the link below the DNR banner.