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Hook and Hunting: Black Lake Sturgeon Season

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Saturday is Opening Day for Black Lake sturgeon fishing season. It's a time fisherman across Northern Michigan wait for all year round.

Anglers can fish with hook and line or spears on the Black Lake.

If you're unfamiliar with it, the season is only five days long but is often shorter.

People stay out on the ice until the quota is met. This year only 5 fish can be caught.

The DNR says the Black Lake has one of the most lively sturgeon populations in the state, and they have to monitor it so the fish can thrive.  

DNR Fisheries Management Biologist Tim Cwalinski says, "they are listed as a state threatened species in Michigan. Their demise has been documented by dams and logging and other areas state wide. But Black Lake still has a population that is getting stronger through efforts through the DNR."

The DNR says there is still time to get registered to be on Black Lake Saturday morning.

 Last year they had almost 300 people registered to be on the lake.
 
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