Meeting Set to Discuss Northern Pike Management on Lake Superior

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BAYFIELD Wis. — A public meeting to discuss the status of northern pike in Lake Superior and potential changes in fishing regulations for the lake will be held in Ashland on June 11.

Fisheries biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will provide survey information on Lake Superior northern pike and allow anglers to voice their opinions on pike regulations.

“We were approached by a group of concerned anglers about changing the northern pike fishing regulations on Lake Superior,” said Mike Seider, DNR fisheries biologist. “They believe that there are fewer large northern pike than in the past and would like to see more conservative regulations.”

Seider added that some potential management options suggested include setting a minimum size limit of 32 or 40 inches with a daily bag limit of one. Any proposed regulations changes would go through a public hearing process and have to be approved by the state Natural Resources Board.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, located at 29270 County Highway G, 2 miles west of Ashland at the intersection of Highways 2 and G. Anyone unable to attend the June 11 meeting may provide written comments by June 20, 2008, via letter, email, or phone or for more information contact: Mike Seider, PO Box 589, 141 South Third Street, Bayfield, WI 54814 715-682-3205 Ext 11 at: Michael [dot] seider [at] wisconsin [dot] gov.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Seider – 715-682-3205 ext 11