St. Clair River sturgeon population to be surveyed

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — The state will start its annual survey of lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River’s North Channel near Algonac.

Gear to monitor the lake sturgeon population will be placed on setlines beginning Monday and running through June 19.

Each line will be marked with two floats and held in place by two large anchors. Floats on a single setline will be about 150 yards apart. The lines will be 20 feet deep or more.

Anglers are urged not to fish between the floats to avoid snagging hooks on survey gear.

Department of Natural Resources fisheries research biologist Michael Thomas says all lake sturgeon captured will be tagded and released. Anglers are asked to report tagged lake sturgeon they catch on the state DNR website.

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