DNR Looking For Public Input On Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes

The DNR is looking to change a few fishing regulations, both locally and statewide.

Tonight they held a meeting in Cadillac to see what anglers have to say.

At a local level, they're looking to limit anglers to one steelhead per day in the Betsie and Little Manistee rivers.

Right now, people can catch up to three, but steelhead runs have been decreasing, and they want to boost the population.

On a statewide level, the DNR could change how anglers fish for northern pike and muskellunge.

Right now, different lakes have different rules on how big those fish can be, and they want to come up with a uniform set of rules.

Before they decide anything, they want to hear what the public has to say.

To comment on these proposed changes, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.