Attention Club Members
Michael Fodale of the Fish and Wildlife Service recently submitted a report for our Members on the
Sea Lamprey Control on the Millecoquins River System.
Copies of the report are available in the Club Office, or you can download a copy here.
Fishing Survey Results can be downloaded.
The results are in Microsoft Excel format.
The data will be periodically updated until the end of trout season.
We ask that you please contine to submit completed Fishing Surveys either online or on paper.
Paper Surveys are available at all Fishing Areas or at the Club Office.
Link to the Online Survey below.
This data is extrememly important to help us and LSSU improve our fisheries.
We thank you for your participation.
Please answer the questions on the survey for all waters you fished even if you do not catch any fish there. Data gathered by this form will be used by HSC and LSSU to improve our fishery.
Surveys start at the beginning of trout season through the end of trout season.
New this season: Our new ONLINE Fishing Survey.
Printed surveys are also available at fishing locations or at the Club Office.
All feedback helps gather information about our fisheries. We appreciate all participants.
The Hiawatha Club has been asked by the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy to again help monitor movement of Lake Sturgeon in the Lower Millecoquin River. This will be done this spring. Please call Dean Brodberg at (906) 477-9035 or John MacFarland at (989) 423-1598 if you can help. Data from this project will be used to help revitalize this huge and ancient fish.
NEW FISHING RULES
The Board of Governors approved changes to the HSC Fishing Regulations as listed below at the recent October 20th Board Meeting. Changes are noted in BOLD.
4. The fishing season on Club trout ponds starts the last Saturday in April and runs through September 30th.
6. Only one person, human propelled flotation devices can be used in Cold Creek Pond. Canoes, Kayaks, and one person, human propelled flotation devices can be used in Jocko and Three Mile. No motors of any kind may be used. Fishermen using canoes, kayaks, and flotation devices in Cold Creek Pond and Jocko Pond must use artificial flies with barb-less or pinched barb hooks. All fish caught in Jocko and Cold Creek Ponds using the above method must be released. Fish caught using these methods in Three Mile Pond may be kept. Canoes, kayaks, and flotation devices cannot be stored at the ponds and must be removed daily and cleaned in the Club provided cleaning station before use.
7. Members are permitted to take a total of not more than 5 trout per day, no more than 50 trout per season from the Club trout ponds including Three Mile Pond.
8. Three Mile Trophy Pond:
a) Live Bait permitted
b) Possession limit: 5 daily with a limit of one brown trout per day, 16 inches or longer. 50 fish per year.