Hook & Hunting: Walleye Jaw Tag Project

The DNR is furthering their studies of walleye in eastern Michigan.

Starting this week, their plan is to jaw tag three thousand walleye across multiple Saginaw Bay tributary rivers.

They’re asking that anglers report tagged fish to assist in data collection efforts. Since 1981, the DNR has tagged over 100,000 walleye in the Saginaw Bay area.

“The jaw tags can sometimes become covered with algae, you gotta really look closely for them. Anglers can release the fish if they want and retain the tag. We really appreciate the public’s participation in this because we really rely on their role,” Dave Fielder, DNR Fisheries Research Biologist, said.

And there’s a $100 reward for reporting tagged walleye.

For more information about tagged fish, click here.