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Lake Sturgeon Regulations

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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
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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)

No size limit. 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.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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