According to, officials in the state are exploring the possibility of commercial fishing for whitefish in southern Lake Huron. The state Department of Natural Resources says it issued a research permit to a commercial fisher to explore lake whitefish populations. Starting this month, large mesh trap nets will be allowed in experimental fishing grounds several miles south of Harbor Beach and north of Port Sanilac.

The Michigan waters of southern Lake Huron haven't been commercially fished in five decades, but commercial fishing is established in Canadian waters. The DNR's Fisheries Division says there could be an abundant stock of lake whitefish available for harvest. By the way, don't forget that another FREE FISHING WEEKEND is coming up on June 13th and 14th. You can read more about that by clicking here.