Trout

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…

In wake of plastics spill, trout anglers hit Pocono shorelines

Trout and salmon are cold-water fish that suffer when water warms up above 70 degrees.STROUDSBURG, Pa. — After what seemed like a never-ending winter, the area’s fishermen and women were finally able to take to local waterways on Saturday for the start of the statewide trout season. While people lined the sides of lakes and streams throughout the Poconos, some…

In Washington, Black Friday fishing for nice-sized trout

(Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving, the agency said in a news release. The “holiday specials” include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds. The…

In Iowa, fall is the time for urban trout stocking

It’s that time of year in Iowa. Trout-stocking time of year. Yes, in October and well into November. Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa DNR will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support…

Fisheries survey work paints clearer picture of Michigan’s Paint Creek (video)

The Michigan DNR recently concluded a mark-and-recapture fisheries survey on Paint Creek in Oakland County to better understand the waterbody’s brown trout population. The DNR manages a portion of Paint Creek, downstream from Lake Orion, as a high-quality brown trout stream – as evidenced by its inclusion in the department’s Trout Trails online application. The recent survey, conducted late this summer, used…