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Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery Donates Lake Trout to Sault Ste Marie Kid’s Fishing Pond
Midwest Region, August 2, 2013
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Lake Trout Broodfish at Sullivan Creek NFH.
Lake Trout Broodfish at Sullivan Creek NFH. - Photo Credit: USFWS
Sullivan Creek NFH Broodfish Buidling.
Sullivan Creek NFH Broodfish Buidling. - Photo Credit: USFWS

Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery delivered 220 fat and spunky lake trout to the Kid’s Fishing Pond in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan this summer. 200 were 3 year old Seneca Lake Wild strain lake trout, which weighed one to two pounds each, and 20 were “lunkers,” which are 7 year old Huron Parry Sound Wild lake trout weighing 8 pounds each and were 25 inches in length. Most of these lake trout are currently waiting to be caught and rubbing fins in the pond with rainbow trout purchased and stocked into the pond each month, paid for by the Soo Sportmen’s Club and donors.

 

The Kid’s Fishing Pond in Rotary Park has been maintained and operated since 2004 by the Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club, City of Sault Ste. Marie, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, Lake Superior State University, and a growing number of donors and volunteers.

The fish and the fishermen have more room in and around the pond thanks to a 125-ft expansion this year. The fish are contained in the lagoon at Rotary Park through the use of a “blocker net” stretched across the waterway and marked with lights to warn boaters. The Sault Ste. Marie Kids’ Fishing Pond will be open through September for kids 16 and under to fish.

The latest fishing report includes one young angler, using a Snoopy fishing pole, along with their parents, was shocked when an 8 pound laker was hooked and brought ashore from the Kid’s Pond.


Contact Info: Crystal LeGault-Anderson, 906/437-5231, crystal_legaultanderson@fws.gov



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