Fishing with cut bait for Great Lakes salmon

A while back, freighters entering the Great Lakes brought in a little friend in the bilge in the form of alewives, and they spread like wildfire. Soon beaches, especially on Lake Michigan were covered with tons of rotting fish as the alewives washed ashore. No reprieve was in sight. What were the state and provincial agencies to do? What they did was introduce a couple of species of pacific salmon and a great fishery was born. Continue reading