Fish

Looking at the life cycle of its fish says a lot about what this Alaska hatchery does

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association’s only hatchery dedicated solely to king salmon. (SSRAA)KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Nestled along the Ketchikan Creek next to City Park is a small building that produces more than 500,000 king salmon per year. Run by a two-person team, Deer Mountain Hatchery is the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association’s only hatchery…

Whopper silver redhorse is a record

(Minnesota DNR)Avid angler Dustin Stone caught a new state-record silver redhorse in the certified weight category of the Minnesota DNR’s record fish program. Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. “We had been…

Regulators OK fish hatchery expansion on Au Sable River

(Michigan DNR)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — State regulators approved a fish hatchery expansion on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections from groups that fear the operation could contaminate one of northern Michigan’s most prized trout streams. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality granted a pollution discharge permit to Harrietta Hills Grayling Trout Farm, which plans eventually to raise its output…

Why the zones? DNR explains new pike regs

The new northern pike fishing regulations, which were announced recently and go into effect on the May 12 fishing opener, have three distinct zones. Each of the zones – north-central, northeast and south – provide protection for different sizes of pike, and there are reasons for those differences, the DNR said in a news release Monday, April 23 as it…