How Long Until the Stocked Fish Return?

Discussion in 'Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River' started by retiredsailor, May 13, 2018.

  1. retiredsailor

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  2. U D

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    Not all fish species return to where they were stocked.
     

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    if you look at the plants per the OP's description of st clair county 2017, there were only browns and rainbows.
     
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    Sadly the browns haven’t done well and are being deleted as of this year. To bad Macomb county with 3 to 4 times the population won’t see those fish. Probably return better
     
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  6. DonaldTrump

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    They can't figure out where the browns are ending up. Would be cool if they changed that plant with Atlantic's.
     
  7. retiredsailor

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    The cormorant's are eating them up as soon as they get planted.
     
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    Wonder how cormorants eat ?
     
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    IMG_2957.JPG This was the day after they planted steelhead in Lexington. King fishers, swans, divers, mallards, cormorants, sea gulls.
     
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    That really sucks. If we're gonna spend big bucks on stocking fish there should be some kind of air defense cover for their adjustment period after release. Fireworks constantly popping, shotguns on the walls, drones buzzing around trailing tin foil are my first thoughts but there could be other good ideas too.

    Bird lives matter I guess but if I'm making an investment in a resource why should my tax money go to feeding the birds and hoping I get a return on my investment five years later?
     
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  11. DonaldTrump

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    Do they have to be dumped in the harbor to survive? Can't they dump them in the lake?
     
  12. snortwheeze

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    Think they did. Believe (supersport) Norm told me someone told him they planted X amount of atlantics ! Let's hope so and.lets hope they'll survive & thrive!
     
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    When? All plants are listed on the DNR fish planting database.

    Ah, yes I see they've been planting atlantics in Lexington for a few years now!
     
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  14. DonaldTrump

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    Yea, they planted them in Lexington. Which seems to be working out great. One in the st Clair river could be even more great maybe.