Arctic grayling, which haven't been seen in the wild in Michigan for 80 years - are on their way back. According to the Detroit Free Press, we could see grayling in Michigan's rivers in about five years. This project has been in the works for years already.

The last wild grayling was caught in Otter River in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1936. If things go as planned, grayling eggs from Alaska or Montana will be stocked in incubators in selected rivers and hatched right into their new home. So far, the rivers on the short list being considered are the Jordan, Boardman and Maple rivers and maybe the Little Manistee. - all in the northwest lower Michigan peninsula and near the Oden State Fish Hatchery in Emmet County, which is where the project will be based.

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