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Hope pours into waterway


Local anglers gathered Wednesday to watch a tanker truck spew 30,000 steelhead trout, some of the most prized game fish in the Great Lakes, into the Clinton River.

The state Department of Natural Resources regularly plants steelhead trout in waterways to keep Michigan anglers happy.

The total of 30,000 trout isn't a lot compared to the more than 100,000 trout the DNR will plant in northern Michigan streams, or even the 60,000 planted each year in the Huron River near Flat Rock. But 30,000 is twice as many trout as the DNR has ever planted in the Clinton River, a testimony to the river's return from near death three decades ago.  more...


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