(Provided by MDNR)
Those who fish Michigan's Great Lakes may catch a walleye with one of two types of tags: a jaw tag or a disk tag (both pictured here). Those who do are asked to report it to the DNR.
The Michigan DNR has jaw-tagged another 3,000 walleyes in a number of Saginaw Bay tributary rivers and wants anglers who catch them to collect information and report it to the DNR.
The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981. Jaw tagging is part of a long-term research project to monitor survival and harvest rates and to learn about walleye movement. The program depends on anglers to report when they catch a tagged walleye, catch location, as well as the fishís length, weight (if known) and tag identification number. Once reported, anglers will receive a letter back detailing the history of their fish.