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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 10:32

Michigan DNR releasing 100,000 salmon in Lake Huron

(LEXINGTON) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it will release about 100,000 Atlantic salmon into Lake Huron and two of its tributary streams this spring. Yearling salmon will be stocked in the St. Marys River, the Au Sable River, Thunder Bay River and the Lexington Harbor in Sanilac County. The salmon are raised in a laboratory at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie and the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near Beulah. Todd Grischke is the DNR's Lake Huron Basin coordinator. He says the fisheries division's managers have consulted with interested groups about where to release the salmon. They considered factors such as stream temperatures, public access and opportunities for the DNR to evaluate returning adults. They also sought good stream, pier and open-water opportunities for anglers.