Thu, 3 September 2020
This week I interview biologist Nicole Watson [interview at 46:56], who has a fascinating job. She is working on developing strains of arctic grayling that will hopefully be able to repopulate some of Michigan's rivers. It's not widely known that prior to the arrival of Europeans to rivers such as the Au Sable and Manistee, the dominant salmonid in rivers in that entire area was not the brook trout, but a unique strain of arctic grayling. Learn about how the population was decimated, what is being done to restore them, and how soon we'll be able to fish for wild grayling in Michigan.
Here are some links to websites mentioned in the podcast
MI Grayling Initiative website:
Iron Fish Distillery- whiskeys to support research:
Iron Fish Arctic Grayling Research Fund (to donate to research directly):
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions and tips from listeners:
What is the best way to remove a small hook from a trout?
Direct download: Return_of_the_Grayling_with_Nicole_Watson.mp3
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