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Opponents, from left, are Penny Olson, Orlan Blanchard, Bruce Blanchard, Mike Olson and Tom Ferguson. They contend the river isn't fished enough to warrant regulations. The DNR wants regulations in place to stabilize the trout population and allow fish to grow larger. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

DNR to propose trout regulations on Kabekona River

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Orlan Blanchard has fished the Kabekona River since 1938 for brook trout.

These days he's mad as the dickens at the DNR, which will recommend a catch and release regulation for a portion of the river that feeds into Kabekona Lake. The reason, says the DNR, is to stabilize the brookie population and prevent the vast fluctuations in population the agency has seen over the years.


Nonsense, counters Blanchard and his neighbors.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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