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Old 11-24-2001, 10:31 PM
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Took, a look at my PM history book (you got me interested) the original planting there was 25,000 McLoud River steelhead in 1883. From 1880 to 1893 other stockings were done throughout Michigan rivers from the Shasta, Mcloud, Klamath, Wilmette and Rogue rivers which have gentically developed into wild Michigan strains the last 100 years. By 1914 the runs were so thick on the PM that laws were being considered to allow for spearing and netting. They never were. Seeing how big the runs can be now, I can hardly imagine what they were back then. Talk about steelhead heaven, this must of been it !
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