by Eric Freedman, Great Lakes Echo

Things are a-changin’ at the old fishing hole in Michigan and four other Great Lakes states.

For one, the number of male anglers is on the decline while the proportion and number of women with rods and reels is up, a recent study shows.

Second, the overall proportion of anglers in the population is dropping, while girls and women are expected to account for a growing share of anglers, according to the study by Michigan Technological University researchers.

“Projections suggest that the future number of male anglers will continue to decline, while the number of women will grow,” the study said.

Read more: