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Steelhead smolt release

Discussion in 'Steelhead Talk' started by Shortdrift, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Went to launch out of Vermilion yesterday and there was a crowd of people plus the ODNR crowding the ramp. A really big production taking place prior to the release which completely closed one ramp and was about to close the second ramp when we got there. Luckily, the Harbormaster said I could launch if I could do it fast, which I did in record time. I was the last boat allowed to launch prior to an hour delay. I had motored about one hundred feet from the launch when I heard the MC announce, "there they go" as a cheer went up from the crowd which had a lot of youngsters in it. On the way in at the end of the day I had a bunch of marks as I approached the first and second bridge. Based on what I have been reading, this is a banner food supply for the larger walleye.