It’s officially spring and that means a lot more fisherman will soon be hitting to lakes and rivers of Michigan. Obviously, the ice shanty people have been at it all winter, but they’re a hearty set all their own.
If you need help identifying your latest catch, check out the “Guide to Great Lakes Fishes,” which includes information on 62 common fishes in the Great Lakes basin, including detailed artist renderings and descriptions.
I interviewed the book’s author, Gerald Smith in 2010. He’s an ecology and evolutionary biology professor emeritus at the University of Michigan.