Keep an eye out for clipped Chinook

by Vicky Crystal

As anglers hit Lake Superior, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking that you keep an eye out for clipped Chinook. This means the fish is missing the adipose fins.

In 2012, the Fisheries Department began stocking clipped Chinook salmon. This is to track how many fish are caught that were raised in hatcheries. Clipping was done on nearly 750,000 fish. These fish were stocked at Black River Harbor, in the Big Iron River near Silver City, and in the Dead and Carp Rivers near Marquette. However, they may be caught anywhere in Lake Superior.