STAKEHOLDER AND AGENCY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Stakeholders from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin first met with fishery managers in the spring of 2011 to discuss goals and objectives for the Lake Michigan fishery. Meetings were held in Michigan and Wisconsin in April and June, respectively. Agency Goals and Objectives • Maintain acceptable catch rates (8-12 fish/100 hrs) • Maintain a diverse fishery (>50% Chinook; >25% other species) • Maintain good salmon growth (Age 3 Chinook > 7 kg [15.4 lbs>, in late summer) • Maintain alewife at or below undesirable levels • Maintain adequate spawning stock biomass for lake trout.
that pdf link gives totals for all species stocked in lake michigan combined and by all the states individual from 1976 to 2012....from 2010 to 2012 roughly 3.2 million each year for chinooks so no real decline.....2013 was decreased overall by roughly 35% so that is (will be) a huge drop off
in the above "strategy" outlined above we are in trouble over the next several years if they consider 8-12 fish per 100 hours fished acceptable...you are already complaining if you aren't getting 1 fish every 2 hours of fishing vs. their goal of 1 fish per 10 hours of fishing