- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State wildlife managers want help from anglers for a study of smallmouth bass in northern Lake Michigan.

Central Michigan University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have been tagging smallmouth bass near Beaver Island, Wilderness State Park and Grand Traverse Bay in recent years.

They’re asking anglers who catch the tagged fish to report where they did it, along with each fish’s tag number.

If anglers release a tagged fish, they’re asked to leave the tag intact and report the requested information.

Dave Clapp of the DNR’s Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station says the data helps track bass movement and nesting habitat in the Great Lakes.

Smallmouth bass in northern Lake Michigan are among the fastest-growing of this species in North America.


Online: https://www.michigandnr.com/taggedfish/tags

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