The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will kick off its Icebreaker Series with a talk about a unique strain of lake trout found in Elk Lake.
The lake trout are deep-water spawners, which is different from the lake trout currently stocked in Lake Michigan, according to Jory Jonas, fisheries research biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Too, the lake trout are genetically different from any species stocked in Lake Michigan.
The lake trout "represent an intriguing puzzle," she says, because they appear to be a species of lake trout native to Lake Michigan that were extirpated from overfishing and sea lampreys by the 1950s.
Jonas will present the talk. The Icebreaker Series take place from noon-1 p.m. throughout the winter at the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay St., Petoskey.