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Brown trout receive cool release at Saxon Harbor


May 3, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

BILL GOBIN, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee from the Brule Fish Hatchery, hands a net full of small brown trout to Brad Ray at Saxon Harbor on Wednesday morning.


SAXON, Wis. - Brown trout were released near chunks of floating ice in Lake Superior at Saxon Harbor on Wednesday.

A crew from the Department of Natural Resources Brule hatchery released the 14,200 Seeforellen browns into the lake on a cold morning.

The trout would typically be stocked later in the year, but the harbor boat landings will be closed May 15 when dredging begins. The harbor is being reconstructed after a July 11, 2016, storm destroyed the park and marinas.

Bill Gobin, from Brule, transported the trout from the hatchery in a refrigerate...

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