Forage, stocking among concerns
If change truly is the only constant, then proof is at our doorstep.
In the last century, Lake Michigan has seen its native fish stocks depleted, an onslaught of exotic species, and the rise and fall and tenuous rise again of a world-class trout and salmon fishery.
Now, with the forage base at a record low and a tentative plan by a lake-wide committee to increase lake trout stocking, many in the sportfishing community feel the multibillion dollar fishery is at a crossroads. [Full Story]