First salmon planted in Platte River
April 2, 2022 @ 12:00 am
The first of 850,000 Coho salmon were planted in the Platte River in Benzie County on this day in 1966. The salmon were introduced to help the state deal with alewives that had entered the lakes through the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The practice would stimulate the state’s fishing economy for decades to come.