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Let's start with the DNR "The Au Sable River - Mio to Alcona, Status of the Fisheries Report" http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/2007-22_225164_7.pdf. If you like to fish below Mio then you really need to familiarize yourself with this document.  It is the best source of information on the Big Water.

Next comes Rollin Reineck's report on trout habitat on the Au Sable below Mio.  Here it is Rollin's_Report

Mr. Reineck's outfit is called Affiliated Researchers.  Check out their website at www.affiliatedresearchers.com  

This is not just a problem on the Big Water.  Andy Nuhfer has done great work on this topic at several sites above Mio Dam.  Here's his recent report  Au Sable temperature summary 1990-2009-FCS.pdf

Here are several links to sites that
discuss water temperature and trout survival:

Wyoming Press Release on C&R and Water Temp:
http://gf.state.wy.us/services/news/pressreleases/07/07/12/070712_1.asp

Wisconsin TU C&R Guidelines: http://www.wisconsintu.org/CPR/tabid/64/Default.aspx

Pennsylvania C&R Guidelines:
http://www.fish.state.pa.us/fishpub/summary/release.html

 

Here are some pdfs that you can download:

Nuhfer_&_Alexander_on_Brook_Trout_and_C&R_Mortality

Rainbow_Trout_&_Water_Temps

Ontario_C&R_Guidelines

Hiwassee_River_Management_Plan

Salmonid_Behaviour_&_Water_Temperature

 

Dotson, T.  1982.  Mortalities in trout caused by gear type and angler-induced stress.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2:60-65.

Eaton, J.G., J.H. McCormick, B.E. Goodno, D.G. O'Brien, H.G. Stefany, M. Hondzo, and R.M. Scheller.  1995.  A field information-based system for estimating fish temperature tolerances.  Fisheries 20:10-18.

Hunsaker, D., L.F. Marnell, and F.P. Sharp.  1970.  Hooking mortality of Yellowstone cutthroat trout.  Progressive Fish-Culturist 32:231-235.

Klein, W.D.  1965.  Mortality of rainbow trout caught on single and treble hooks and released.  Progressive Fish-Culturist 27:171-172.

Wydoski, R.S.  1977.  Relation of hooking mortality and sublethal hooking stress to quality fishery management.  Pages 43-87 in R.A. Barnhart and T.D. Roelofs, editors.  Catch-and-Release fishing as a management tool.  Humbold State University, California cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Arcata.

Wehrly, K.E., L. Wang, and M. Mitro.  2007.  Field-based estimates of thermal tolerance limits for trout:  Incorporating exposure time and temperature fluctuation.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:365-374.

We will add more information as we find it.

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