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Minnesota DNR: Lake Superior steelhead catch-and-release policy remains

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to continue a catch-and-release-only policy on steelhead in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

The decision was announced Wednesday after fisheries officials weighed comments from anglers and angling groups.

Officials said the decision was made based on angler input and also on biological data indicating the steelhead (wild rainbow trout) population is not yet fully restored.

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