Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree

Black Lake
Sturgeon Shivaree

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and projections, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree Weekend from February 5-6, 2021 to February 4-5, 2022.

The health and safety of our community, volunteers, members, and patrons is our highest priority. Rescheduling this signature event will enable us to provide the experience that our sponsors, contributors, attendees and partners expect and deserve in a safe environment.

The Black Lake Sturgeon Fishing season is slated to start February 6 and run through February 10, 2021, or until the quota has been reached, whichever comes first. As we await specific details from the DNR we should anticipate a modification to angler pre-registration as well as harvested fish registration protocols.

We are sincerely grateful for your past support and we look forward to connecting with you going forward. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

January 31 – February 1, 2020

Sturgeon For Tomorrow

Organizers are also seeking sponsors and volunteers to help make Shivaree a huge success!

Sturgeon For Tomorrow will be hosting the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree January 31-February 1, 2020 . Activities for the Shivaree will again be in the entertainment tent on Black Lake in front of the former Black Lake Hotel. The Shivaree will coincide with the opening of the Black Lake Sturgeon season which opens on Saturday, February 1. Proceeds from the Shivaree will fund lake sturgeon hatchery, research, habitat conservation, and outreach programs.

And be sure to check out our Facebook page.


Sturgeon For Tomorrow, Brenda Archambo, , 231-625-2776.


Platinum Sponsors

Archambo Electric Big Country 102.9 Cabela's Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association Rock 105.9 Sturgeon for Tomorrow

Gold Sponsors

The 211 Bar and Grill Alice’s Kandy & Korn Awakon Federal Credit Union ​Black Lake Preservation Society Black Lake Sportsmen's Club Black Wolf Hydraulics, LLC. The Bluffs on Black Lake Cheboygan Cement Products, Inc. Citizens National Bank The Corner Butcher Shop The Dirty DUCK  GFL Environmental Inc. Lorenzo's Pizza Parlor Manzana's Restaurant Milus Allison Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative Rippling Rapids Golf Club Rivertown Lawn Service Straits Area Federal Credit Union Sunrise Communications Wood Winds Restaurant & Pizzeria

Silver Sponsors

211 Outpost Awards Plus Elemint Wealth Management Great Lakes Fishery Commission Natureology Topwater Goods United Automobile Workers

Friends of the Shivaree

Grab Life Gentlemen's Retreat and Black Lake Ice Fishing Expeddition The Surly Mermaid Food Truck


The Black Lake Shivaree was first introduced in 1961

The Shivaree on Black Lake celebrated the iconic lake sturgeon and brought together thousands of visitors and residents to beautiful northern Michigan.

In addition to sturgeon season, the event included outdoor queen contests with formal gowns and formal dinners for the contestants at the Black Lake Hotel, a giant snow stage, complete with a big block of snow that was watered down nightly for weeks to make a frozen staircase. This was a fantastic community event and an economic boom for the region. It drew people from throughout Michigan and the Midwest, filled motel rooms, restaurants, bars and shops in the region and was a significant cultural experience.

Please JOIN US as we celebrate the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree!!