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Old 01-03-2002, 09:57 PM
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They probably have died off, the AS appears to be a very fragile fish to adverse environmental conditions, they were once native to Lake Ontario. They have been trying to rebuild the Ontario AS runs, as well as stock them in other great lakes for the last 100 years with out much success. Michigan has been trying to stock them since the 1970s but they do not take well. They stocked them in the PM several times with out success. I always hoped I might hit an AS but never did,very few ever caught in the river as far as I know. They have caught some big survivors out in the lake while deep trolling but no sustainable runs have really developed.
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