MI DNR Fisheries Division Annual Report fiscal year 2014

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Word is spreading about Michigan’s amazing freshwater-fishing opportunities. For homegrown anglers or visitors from across the country, our Great Lakes waters, rivers, lakes and streams provide plenty of chances for the angling experience of a lifetime. Don’t believe us? Ask the five anglers who caught state-record fish or the hundreds of folks recognized through our Master Angler program for outstanding catches – all in just the last year!

These exceptional, often record-breaking fish demonstrate the exemplary quality of Michigan’s fisheries resources – quality that remains a major focus of the Department of Natural Resources’ fisheries management efforts.

For complete 2014 Annual Report click here: 2014 Fisheries Division Annual Report-FINAL


Gifts were received in Loving Memory of George “Puff” Edward Myers

The Adams Chapter Graciously received gifts in Loving Memory of George “Puff” Edward Myers. George was a member and past president of the Jack Bensley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a chapter that preceded the Adams Chapter in Traverse City, MI.

Full Obituary for George Myers as appeared in Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home:

George “Puff” Edward Myers

Traverse City – George “Puff” Edward Myers, 86, life long resident of Traverse City passed away December 5, 2014 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

George was born on May 15, 1928 in Traverse City to the late Clare and May (Brown) Myers Sr.

On September 1, 1951 George married the love of his life Clarine Peaslee at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City.

George was a second generation printer with Myers Printing Service. In his spare time he loved tending to his greenhouse which turned into his full time job in the 1960’s and 1970’s. George’s Green House became the largest greenhouse in northern Michigan. He also enjoyed gardening and was featured on the Friendly Garden Club Annual Garden Walk in 2004.

George was a member and past president of the Jack Bensley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He loved to fish, especially fly fish, and would travel around the country, wherever they were biting. He was a big animal lover and always had a dog at his side.

In early years he loved to square dance with his wife Clarine. George was famous for his baked goods and homemade candy. He also enjoyed woodworking and traveling around the U.S. and Canada, especially to Alaska and Palm Springs to visit family.

George was preceded in death by his wife Clarine in 1995, sister Gladys Jeliffe, sister June Gates, and brother Clare Myers Jr.

As Appeared in “George Myers” Obituary – Reynolds-Jonkhoff.com


Boardman River Recovery Research – AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies

IMG_0065Macroinvertebrate rates of recovery after dam removal on the Boardman River


Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, 7526 Sunset Trial NE, Mancelona, MI 49659, USA


The damming of rivers has been known to have detrimental effects on river quality (Baxter 1977, Ligon et al 1995, Cantwell et al 2014). The removal of dams may also have negative impacts on streams, however, this is not as well studied (Chessman 1995, Muotka et al 2002, Rehn et al 2007). This study seeks to document the impacts on the macroinvertebrate community from a dam removal in 2012 and determine macroinvertebrate recovery over the next two years on the Boardman River in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA. Macroinvertebrate communities at four sites were evaluated: two sites upstream and two sites downstream from where the impoundment was located. The site farthest upstream was the only location not impacted by the reservoir and served as a control site from which to estimate stream recovery. Our study in 2014 found that all sites became more similar in macroinvertebrate abundance after their initial decrease in abundance downstream and diversity after dam removal. Macroinvertebrate abundance, diversity and percentage of sensitive organisms all increased in 2014, indicating community recovery.

To view complete document click here: Au Sable Institute – Boardman River Recovery Research