Michigan Inland Trout Angler Survey – MI DNR

Michigan DNR Press Release

Angler input sought to develop statewide inland trout management plan

The Department of Natural Resources today announced it is seeking input from anglers who fish for inland trout in Michigan. The DNR plans to use the information to assist in the development of a statewide plan for inland trout fisheries. Angler fly fishing on an inland water body

The Michigan Inland Trout Angler survey will gather information about these anglers, how they fish, what their thoughts and opinions are on inland trout management, and other items. Inland trout populations are defined as populations that spend their entire lives in inland lakes and streams, and generally do not migrate into the Great Lakes.

“The information we obtain from this survey will be critical in our effort to make sound management decisions,” said Troy Zorn, research biologist with the DNR’s Fisheries Division. “We hope anglers will take the time to complete it so our future management plan is reflective of their input.”

Available online, the Michigan Inland Trout Angler survey is available now until Tuesday, March 31. It should take anglers approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.



Michigan’s Soil History & Plant Geography at the Boardman River Nature Center – Friday, March 6th 6:30 – 8:00



Michigan’s Soil History & Plant Geographyat the Boardman River Nature Center


Michigan’s Soil History and Plant GeographyWhen: Friday, March 6th, 6:30-8:00Where: Boardman River Nature Center, Traverse CityPrice: $5 pre-registration, $10 at the door 

Dr. Randy Schaetzl, professor from Michigan State University’s Department of Geography, will be presenting on the soil genesis of Michigan and, as a result,why our plant communities are distributed the way they are across the State. Michigan’s soil history has dictated where our forests grow and what ground we can farm. To find out more, come prepared to learn and ask questions of Dr. Schaetzl. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Forestry Assistance Program.

Cost is $5 pre-registration, $10 at the door. For more information or to register, contact Kama Ross, District Forester, Leelanau/Grand Traverse/Benzie Conservation Districts at 231-256-9783, ext. 15 or kama.ross@macd.org.




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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