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Lake Erie has evidence of the return of lake trout

By: Gene Pauszek, Observer Today

It took 60 years to accomplish, but Lake Erie has positive evidence that there is natural reproduction of lake trout.

Rick Miller in Irving commented he recently read an article that Lake Erie now has natural lake trout reproduction. A quick phone call to the Department of Environmental Conservation Fisheries Station confirmed the story. Jim Markham the cold-water species biologist at the unit informed us that through genetic bar coding the DEC was able to confirm the report of natural reproduction of Lake Erie lakers.

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