Survey planned of muskie population in Lake St. Clair
Lansing — Michigan fishery managers are preparing for the second year of an annual survey to track the muskellunge population in Lake St. Clair.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the survey focuses on juvenile muskellunge populations and is meant to help determine what the fishery might look like in the future.
The DNR says Lake St. Clair is among the state’s most popular muskellunge fisheries. Anglers have been targeting the species there for more than a century. The lake has ideal habitat that includes plenty of aquatic plants and forage fish.
Officials say the muskie survey involves creating electric currents in the water that stuns young fish so they can be counted and examined.
This year’s project will be conducted the week of Oct. 31.