Up North Lowdown, Ep. 32: Steelhead
This week: A debate among anglers as the state decides how many steelhead they can harvest, and we revisit another Steelhead — the state's first research vessel.
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Anglers love going after steelhead — beautiful rainbow trout that put up a pretty good fight when they're hooked.
But population declines sparked worry among some that the species was being overfished. This week, Michigan's Natural Resources Commission voted to reduce the harvest limits on a dozen streams.
IPR's Ellie Katz explains what's happening.
Plus, with steelhead (the fish) on the brain, we can't help but revisit an earlier story about the Steelhead (the boat).
The state's first research vessel is wrapping up its career, and we're listening back to Michael Livingston's story about its storied life on Lake Michigan.
Plus, a quick look at how local elections turned out in northern Michigan.
Thanks for listening!