Notes from July 7, 2022, phone call with Olen Gannon, Michigan DNR Fisheries technician
The Fisheries Division is conducting a study on our lake. Gill nets were placed around the lake in May to catch and assess the fish population. That was followed by electrofishing on the night of June 1. You can see a YouTube video of electrofishing on the AuSable on the DNR Northern Lake Huron channel. Note they used boats powered by gasoline motors for this work. They will be back in August to do a Profile Development Study. This involves testing the water chemistry, profiling the oxygen and temperature at various depths, and assessing the shoreline including number of docks, seawalls, trees in the lake, etc.
The results of the Study should be finalized this winter. The Michigan DNR is currently working on a new system to make such information readily available on their website. In the meantime, Olen Gannon was kind enough to share the following information with me via phone.