Everybody likes native species

Discussion in 'Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by B.Jarvinen, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. B.Jarvinen

    B.Jarvinen Premium Member

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    Working my way back across the U.P. today and stopped to check a promising White Pine site which proved to be a township park. These are frequently some of the best recreational sites all around Michigan as the State & Federal systems are so much more well known. I could only scrounge up a few dozen cones though; mostly they opened too early for the squirrels, that far south. Quite a shame I am snowed out of the area with a good crop, again.

    This park had a relatively new sign placed explaining some of the native critters on this very riparian site, like these:

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    Who doesn’t love those Otters? I mean when I tell someone my fishing excursion included a bunch of Otters frolicking, they will almost always say “Cool! You got to see Otters!” I don’t bother telling them I throw rocks in their direction, in hopes they will reverse course away from me.

    But after the warm furry water creatures, we can’t forget the ones under the water. I mean the Brook Trout is like the National Fish of da U.P. - if you say the word “Trout,” someone else will soon say “Brookies!” with a bit of excitement in their voice.

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    But this sign, well, I think I will let the expression on the faces of the pictured Trout do the rest of the talking

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  2. Waif

    Waif

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    Oh my!
    Must be Browns I been callin Brookies then. L.o.l..
     
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  3. hypox

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    Brook trouts and snapping turtles
     
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    Took the words off my page :)
    You nailed it !
    And biologists paid for this....:(
     
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    Ooops...we paid for it...they approved it.
     
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  6. Martin Looker

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    Those are trout but they sure aren't brookies just one more invasive.
     
  7. Thirty pointer

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    Vicious looking snappers .
     
  8. Martin Looker

    Martin Looker

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    They will bite but they sure aren't snappers.
     
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    I know .Painted turtles .
     
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  11. Swampbuckster

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    Oh man, thats bad:confused: My 6 year old would call both the trout and turtle out.
     
  12. kzoofisher

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    Um, what? He said it's a township park. Likely the signage got farmed out to the lowest bidder or a very high priced cousin in some local political dynasty. Another fine example of the incompetence we get when so many think the experts don't know anymore than the average bar fly.
     
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    Perhaps an investigation should be in order....that a fish book mailed ?