Author Archives: Don Wright

A Small Amount

Recently there’s been much discussion about the additional gear restrictions that just went into effect in the State of Michigan. Those who defend the restrictions often stand by the flawed argument that the restrictions only cover “a small amount” of … Continue reading

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A Discussion on Mortality

Again and again we hear that Angling Mortality is the reason that we need gear restrictions. More specifically, that angling mortality caused by bait fishing is the culprit that negatively impacts the trout population on our streams and rivers. An … Continue reading

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Protect vs. Enhance

    Gear restrictions were not designed to “protect” our trout. Michigan’s trout populations don’t need any additional protection – the combo of the existing statewide size and bag limits is already doing a fine job, as is clearly spelled out in … Continue reading

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