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By looking at the background that looks like the boardmen river in traverse city..

Why does tragic city need a plant?

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Curious…Why not wait a day or two? Current meteorological forecasts make the wind very predictable. Seems better than wasting a precious amount of time and money.

Could have picked a better day

Why not dump after dark?

Seems like if that's the case maybe plant them after dark!

Why they do it like this I’ll never understand just light lighting money on fire with a match

Why night stocking isn't done…

What's wrong with the night time fish planting?

Bummer! I know "you guys" have been doing a great job. Sometimes mother nature throws you a curve ball. Keep up your great work!

They need to be held in a floating pen for awhile in the river they are wanting them to return to then transport the pen out past the mouth of the rivers at night and realease them to give them a better return

Then people wonder where they went. Hmmmmm

Do they have to pump them into the shallows for a certain reason? If not take em a mile or so off shore where they at least have some deeper water to dive it.

I’m sure I’ve seen them planted with airplanes. That would spread them out. Do they have to be concentrated in rivers so they have a “home” to spawn too?

"Hey Fred, looks like the weather is pushing the fish into that swarm of seagulls, maybe we should wait until another day?" Fred with his hand on the nozzle: "not my problem".

How outdated and undependable are the tankers used to stock fish? It sounds like they need to be followed by a tow truck, repair truck, and an ambulance! Why is it so much more dangerous to stock fish at night. Do the trucks not have working lights? And why is overtime such a big concern. Don’t work all day then work all night as well. Take daylight hours off and start in the evening. And why can’t you spread the process out by using boats or even planes. Do you have to put out a fish “buffet” by only planting at boat launches in shallow water? In all the years that planting has taken place has nothing been learned? I’ve seen historical displays showing fish being transported by train cars in milk cans. I’m assuming methods have improved!

I'm sure the dnr is doing best with what they have. But some pretty solid suggestions here. Just saying for friend,

They need to plant them at night when the seagulls a sleeping.

Waste of our money typical

Do it at night…… DUH !!!!

What a waste lol why didn’t you wait ๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™‚๏ธ F for effort

Good try tho ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ………..

Seagull season

We have been dealing with these issues for many years. We put the browns in under the old Ferry boat in deep water. It takes a day or 2 for the gulls and worse the cormorants to find them. When they do its a massacre. We need to be able to shoot these birds, or at the very least shoot blanks or something to scare them off. Its true we have major predation from other fish but we cant do anything about that, we can do something about the birds. We need to bug our senators and congress to get funds alotted to take care of this. Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Make some phone calls.

Mother Nature.

Wow what a bunch of clueless insults in here. It’s obvious none of you have loaded, hauled, or stocked fish before. Once things are in motion, you can’t just park the truck and say oh well, let’s go tomorrow.

The further upstream they plant them, the more that make it. There is zero doubt to this.

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Yuk , is right !

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lake trout and duck lake?

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Great job guys

THANKS FOR KEEPING THE SPORT GOING.

Dan Minzey Jr.

Mike Radcliffe reports, We are all set for the Kid’s Trout Pond tomorrow. The first load of nice rainbows have arrived, Kid’s prizes are ready, and the aerators are blowing hard. This will be a lot of fun, so stop by, say hello and bring the kids!

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Mike Radcliffe reports, We are all set for the Kids Trout Pond tomorrow.  The first load of nice rainbows have arrived, Kids prizes are ready, and the aerators are blowing hard.  This will be a lot of fun, so stop by, say hello and bring the kids!
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Craig Coggins reports from Houghton Lake "Been good crappie fishin so far" See MoreSee Less

Craig Coggins reports from Houghton Lake Been good crappie fishin so far

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Yum yum, in the tum tum!๐Ÿ˜Š

Holy crappie!

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nice catch

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Nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Just wondering what is considered a nice big steelie? You could take a photo of the actual fish. That might make the post a little more interesting. How long before these fish are catchable? Glad to see the stocking program. Just would like better reporting.

To bad they couldn't support it with trout stamps and raise the price for everyone to fish . And ack like they are doing a great job for the few

A big stocking of Steelhead in The Elk River (7,700) and the Boyne River (8,000) today. Bigger than your routine fingerlings, crappy weather and low bird pressure were noted on this stocking.

A big thanks to Dionne for the overwatch, time and expense.
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A big stocking of Steelhead in The Elk River (7,700) and the Boyne River (8,000) today. Bigger than your routine fingerlings, crappy weather and low bird pressure were noted on this stocking.  
A big thanks to Dionne for the overwatch, time and expense.

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I’ve saw before online them stocking steelhead in ELk river. Alway curious if what side of the dam, if those fish are meant to be East bay fish or elk lake fish?

How's about stocking our trout streams with browns, they do make us pay for a trout stamp but no trout!

Do u stock the jordan river ?

Nathan Przybylinski

Steven Rawski

Ted Sineway

Paul Hamilton

Jenny Paine

Colton Coggins

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Charlie Snedeker reports from the Detroit River Jigging with Melvin Cramer, Bill Tuccini, Bev Tuccini

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Sarah Lou

O.M.G. 2OO.OO.IN GAS LOL TO JUST TO GO

Darius Kincannon in the places I was telling you about..

31,000 Sturgeon River strain Brown Trout successfully planted in The Betsie River today in Frankfort and Thompsonville.

Special Thanks to Johnny T, Bernie, and Sean B for the Predator Patrol. And thanks again to the DNR for the big healthy fish. Nice job all!
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Oh, boy. Nothing has worked "Brown-wise" in the last 20 years, what a shame, MIDNR. ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully, this release is the ticket. Casey Ritchey did catch this one in Frankfort MI back in 2007, a 36 pound, 13 ounces, 43 inch long, with a girth of 27 inches, making it a new state record for brown trout. Unfortunatly…that was temporary, since a larger Lake Michigan Brown was caught not much later.

Expensive lake trout feed!

It’s a start

Matt Thompson

Expensive way to feed the cormorants? I thought they were going to start planting at night to help keep the birds off them? I seen a plant in west gt bay that was completely destroyed by birds, I watched them feed on the plant for days

What a sad stocking

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Today completes the 2022 Brown Trout stocking for NWMI. 40k more
today totaling 80k browns.

Thank you DNR boys, and Bernie, John, Paul and Matt for the Predator Patrol today.

Next will be rainbow trout in Glen Lake and Crystal Lake and Cohos after them…then Kings in May.

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How about south west Michigan

Why don’t they plant any browns in the AuSable River?on the East side of the state?

Rainbows in glen? What about the lake trout?

There are other ports in the state mdnr๐Ÿ’ฏ

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This is awesome!

That's nice! I wish they'd go back to stocking the Seeforellon strain though. Those buggers grew big! 10 to 15# average.

Wild Rose, Wisconsin?

Frances S Upton cool stuff!!

I wish they still stocked Muskegon or Whitehall

Plant at night and we won't have to worry about the birds eating all the fish.

Ozzy Lee

gret news

Are the southern ports just for working๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿคท‍โ™‚๏ธ

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Photo above is green Lake by Interlochen on Tuesday.

We are getting close to the end of ice fishing in Northern Michigan as Spring Fever is setting in.

There are fisherman out on Higgins, Houghton Lake, Burt Lake, Otsego Lake, and many other lakes in Northern Michigan but this will be the last weekend as shore ice will start getting bad. There was a car out on Houghton Lake yesterday.

Mullett Lake: Perch are starting to bite but ice conditions are going fast.

Many are gettting there boats out on West Grand Traverse bay with many heading to Northport for perch.

THe UP lakes should be ok as they have lots of snow still.

Steelhead fishing is picking up on many of the rivers but be aware of new regulations on many rivers.
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Photo above is green Lake by Interlochen on Tuesday.
We are getting close to the end of ice fishing in Northern Michigan as Spring Fever is setting in.
There are fisherman out on Higgins, Houghton Lake, Burt Lake, Otsego Lake, and many other lakes in Northern Michigan but this will be the last weekend as shore ice will start getting bad. There was a car out on Houghton Lake yesterday.
Mullett Lake: Perch are starting to bite but ice conditions are going fast.
Many are gettting there boats out on West Grand Traverse bay with many heading to Northport for perch.
THe UP lakes should be ok as they have lots of snow still.
Steelhead fishing is picking up on many of the rivers but be aware of new regulations on many rivers.

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Imo it’s definitely been a solid winter as far as having quality ice lasting to the third week of March tight lines fellas and be safe out there wherever you go…

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Mike King reports Last week it Was 14ยฐ and 20 mph winds today but made it happen! Pure Michigan! #puremichigan

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How much did that steelhead way?What did it measure?

Thats a beauty! Good job!

That's a big rainbow!

Good job master

Monstor of a fish nice catch man

Awesome fish mate๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘

Awesome fish !

wow good job

Good job

Good catch.

Wow, that's mountable! Nice!

Nice fish

meh

Now thats a well earned top catch mate.๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

Sean Searle

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Nice one Young Man! Best of Luck!

Shewww! I appreciate this! Just now seeing it! She was released healthy and full of eggs! ๐Ÿค˜

Big catch

snager!

Hell yeah

Nice

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Todd Bosley reports Got into some steelhead yesterday on the upper betsie on wax worms and a jig bobber fishing hooked 8 all big females, landed and released 3 ๐ŸŽฃ #steelhead #puremichiganfishing #PureMichigan #BetsieRiver #benziecounty #livebait #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #riverfishing #springfever #fishingmichigan #fishing #fishinglife #fishingaddict See MoreSee Less

Todd Bosley reports Got into some steelhead yesterday on the upper betsie on wax worms and a jig bobber fishing hooked 8 all big females, landed and released 3 ๐ŸŽฃ #steelhead #puremichiganfishing #puremichigan #betsieriver #benziecounty  #livebait #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #riverfishing #springfever #fishingmichigan #fishing #fishinglife #fishingaddict
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