Yes it was 2 of the 3 were clipped, both heads went into the freezer at snug harbor with proper documentation. One was also clipped on Tuesday and that head went to freezer. Way back in the day I did a number of short term projects and internships with the biologists of the Lake Erie fisheries unit and the data that gets collected is really interesting. I always try to help where I can.That steelhead looks to be a planted fish. Can't tell exactly, but, that laker looks to be, too. You can turn in that steelhead head for a chance to win $100 at the end of the season. The DNR is looking for those planted fish heads to be turned in and they are giving away 33 $100 prizes at the end of the season. Each head turned in is an entry in the raffle. I was lucky and won one of the prizes last year. A $100 gift card to Captain Chuck's.
Thanks for report. 10 rod spread inside the arms is impressive, the sheep’s are always up for a good fight.View attachment 771035 Tough fishing out of muskegon yesterday morning at least for silver anyway. Trolled from 90 out to 220 and back only managing a steelhead. Several boats with only a few fish. Decided to troll through the arms for some entertainment and we were not disappointed. 7 of our 10 rods started ripping in a 60 second span. The sheep were out in full force. Good fun for our crew so we reset and landed 6 more. Hopefully the fishing improves by the weekend.