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    Clinton River Update


    Michigan News release writes "

    The Clinton River has gotten a slow start this as have many rivers in the state. Cold weather and freezing cold temperatures have kept anglers from fishing the Clinton river this year! The conditions are fast improving with anglers checking in with promising news of Steelhead moving through the system! Speaking of good news, in addition to all the fall run fish planted in the river system this fall, Jim fro the DNR has been working in our corner and reports in with this springs larger planting information.



    What Follows is Jims' email report on the Clinton river stocking for this spring!


    "Well, steelhead reports for the Clinton River seem a little slow
    yet.  Some fish are being seen and a few have been caught, but
    reports indicate fishing is still slow.  I think water temps are a
    little behind schedule this year because of the long winter, but the
    river temps and hopefully fishing should pick up shortly.

    I did not intend to post a fishing update, but to pass along some
    news that I think is pretty exciting.  The Clinton River gets stocked
    annually with 15,000 spring fingerling steelhead.  As most of you
    know, this program provides a significant steelhead fishery on the
    Clinton River downstream of Yates Dam.  This year, we are able to
    double the stocking of steelhead on the Clinton to 30,000 spring
    fingerling steelhead.  This is a one time only event due to some
    unusual circumstances in the hatchery.  As most anglers know, every
    port that gets stocked has a standing request in for more fish. 
    However, they just are not available.  So this is a very unique
    opportunity that we were able to get a doubling of our stocking
    numbers for the Clinton River this year.  We will be evaluating the
    fishery in 2005 and 2006, when this years plant is expected to
    return, to see if we can detect changes in the fishery.

    Good Fishing.
    Jim"

    We all need to thank Jim our local active DNR agent who is working in our corner to get the Clinton to be a much better fishery! If any of you anglers see Jim on the River shake his hand and thank him for supporting the efforts here in South East Lower Michigan! I know I will!

    "

    Posted on Thursday, April 10 @ 06:59:55 UTC by admin


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