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Radio waves: Brian Breidert on Lake Michigan

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Brian Breidert talks about the changes in southern Lake Michigan from quagga mussels to walleye this afternoon on "Outside."


Walleye is the discussion I was most interested in. And Breidert, the Lake Michigan fisheries biologist for Indiana, was quite frank in his discussion.

He thinks there is a beginning fishery that fishermen are learning. The big one so far is the 14.47-pound walleye caught by Scott Hoswell of Frankfort (above) from the Port of Indiana on Dec. 11, 2002. It was not allowed as the Indiana record because it was caught in waters that were off-limits.

I enjoy talking with Breidert because he is pretty straightforward and he has been around for decades.

So our discussion ranged from what is happening with the food chain in southern Lake Michigan to such things as whitefish to brown trout to an interesting tidbit on steelhead in the Indiana streams.

"Outside" airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM (91.1) in Kankakee. Rebroadcasts of the show are at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Laurel Soper, the web tech and digital media person for KCC, has put together the podcast system here.

Otherwise, click here for online listening options.

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