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Title:A Survey of Sport Fishing in the Illinois Portion of Lake Michigan: March through September 2010
Author(s):Brofka, Wayne A.; Czesny, Seriusz J.
Subject(s):Lake Michigan
Creel Survey
yellow perch
angling
salmon
Division of Fisheries
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fisheries
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
IDNR Division of Fisheries
Abstract:A survey of sport fishing in the Illinois portion of Lake Michigan was conducted from April 1 to September 30, 2010. The survey covered all legal sport fishing during that period excluding fishing from chartered boats and smelt fishing. It included angling by pedestrians and fishing from boats. The intent of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of sport fishing activity, sport fish harvest, expenditures for sport fishing, and the quality and distribution of sport fishing. Estimated total fishing effort for pedestrians and boaters was 525,000 angler-hours. Estimated total harvest included 201,900 yellow perch, 2,600 brown trout, 3,000rainbow trout, 1,000 lake trout, 30,900 coho salmon, and 8,200 chinook salmon. Estimated expenditures for boats, motors, trailers, fishing gear, and automobile gas were over $13.8million. The yield value of the sport fishing harvest was approximately $1.55million.One additional special survey was conducted. From March 1 to March 31 an early season survey was conducted at Waukegan Harbor, Montrose Harbor and Calumet Park for pedestrian anglers and Waukegan Harbor and Calumet Park for launched-boat anglers. Anglers from both groups fished a total of 19,500 hours and harvested 16,900 yellow perch, 1,000brown trout, 200 lake trout, 100rainbow trout and 200coho salmon. Estimated expenditures for boats, motors, trailers, fishing gear, and automobile gas were over $1.1 million.
Issue Date:2013-07-01
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Survey of Sport Fishing in the Illinois Portion of Lake Michigan
Technical Report INHS 2013 (23)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45110
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Division of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grant/Contract No: Federal Aid Project F-52 R-25
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-07-01


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