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Michigan’s trout opener is about fishing and friends

Glenn Stuart of Roscommon and Ohio firefighter Jeff Hibbard pause after an afternoon on the Au Sable River’s south branch on the April 29 opening day. (Photos by Bill Semion)
Sure, I caught and released a 16-inch brown the opening day on the Au Sable River’s South Branch before the skies opened up with rain. Sure, it was typical weather for a trout opener in northern Michigan: threatening rain, a chance of snow, and a river that was nearly at flood stage. None of that mattered. The real meaning of trout season opening day in Michigan is friends.
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