Michigan’s shortest hunting or fishing season begins, and likely ends, Saturday morning.
Starting when the clock strikes 8am, more than 300 ice fishermen will take part in this weekend’s Black Lake sturgeon season.
The prehistoric fish can grow to up to eight feet in length.
Lake sturgeon are listed as a state threatened species. After being over-fished for more than a century, the lake sturgeon population has been rebounding slowly.
Starting in 1997, the annual Black Lake season has been part of the state’s sturgeon management plan.