Lake Superior Coaster Brook Trout

Lake Superior Coaster Brook Trout – Past, Present and Future

Henry Quinlan, fishery biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, located in Ashland, Wisconsin, has seen and done a lot when it comes to Lake Superior coaster brook trout.  Over the past 20 years he has had to opportunity to assess and provide management recommendations for coaster populations at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, and at Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin.  He and his crews assist State and Tribal natural resource departments assess brook trout in Lake Superior and in tributaries in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  Henry has had the good fortune to feel the tug of a few coasters at the end of his line and may let slip a secret or two about how and where to catch what for some is a fish of a lifetime, and for others a photo opportunity not to be missed. 

Henry will share data on the status of coaster brook trout in Lake Superior, share insights on coaster life history characteristics, discuss management successes and lack thereof, and provide insights into the future prognosis for coaster brook trout populations in the Lake Superior basin.


When:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Business meeting at 6:00pm, presentation at 7:00 pm.

Where: Trees for Tomorrow, 519 Sheridan Street East, Eagle River, WI  54521

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