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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Lake Sturgeon Regulations

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An all-species license is required to take and possess lake sturgeon. All anglers shall obtain a non-transferable Lake Sturgeon Fishing Tag prior to fishing for lake sturgeon (available at license vendors). Upon harvesting a lake sturgeon, anglers must validate their Lake Sturgeon Harvest Tag, attach it to the lake sturgeon, and register their harvest within 24 hours (except as noted below) at a designated registration site. Lake sturgeon harvest is limited to 1 lake sturgeon per angling year (Apr. 1 – Mar. 31) per angler. Harvest of lake sturgeon is limited to the waters of the state listed in the table below where harvest is allowed. For more information, visit michigan.gov/sturgeon.

Table 2: Lake Sturgeon

Hook & Line Fishing Only (except as noted below)

 

Waters

Seasons

Regulations and Size Restrictions

Great Lakes and Connecting Waters (except L. St. Clair and St. Clair R.; see below), all inland waters (except Otsego Lake, Otsego Co. and Black Lake, Cheboygan Co.; see below)

Fishing Season: Jul. 16 – Nov. 30

Possession Season: None

No Possession. All lake sturgeon must be released immediately.

Lake St. Clair and St. Clair River

Fishing Season: Jul. 16 – Nov. 30

Possession Season:
Jul. 16 – Sep. 30

Between 42″ – 50″, inclusive. Lake sturgeon less than 42″ and greater than 50″ must be released immediately.

Otsego Lake (Otsego Co.)

Fishing and Possession Season: Jul. 16 – Mar. 15

50″ minimum size limit. Lake sturgeon less than 50″ must be released immediately.

All MI-WI Boundary Waters

Fishing and Possession Season: 1st Sat. in Sep. – Sep. 30

60″ minimum size limit. Lake sturgeon less than 60″ must be released immediately.

Black Lake (Cheboygan Co.)

Fishing and Possession Season: 1st Sat. in Feb. through the following Wed. or until the quota is reached (whichever comes first)

Limited Quota. Spearing allowed. All harvested lake sturgeon must be reported immediately to DNR on site. Contact DNR Gaylord office (989) 732-3541 for details.

Spearing for lake sturgeon is prohibited, except in Black Lake, (Cheboygan Co.) during special winter season.

 

Regulations in red are new this year.

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