Do you know your tags?
If you catch a tagged steelhead, leave the tag in the fish and record the number. Report the tag number, along with the date, location, and if the fish was harvested or released to the Lake Superior Fisheries. With this info you can find when and where the fish was tagged and also the age of the fish.
Remember that unclipped steelhead cannot be harvested in Minnesota waters.
Kamloops are also tagged but the tags used are a bit different than those given to our steelhead.
The DNR uses unnumbered plastic tags for the Kamloops strain rainbow trout that are captured at the French River fish trap. The color tag used changes each year (table below). These tags quickly identify which fish have already been captured and used in spawning operations at the French River Hatchery.
2007 yellow - 2008 gray - 2009 green - 2010 clear - 2011 blue
Click HERE to go to the online fish tag reporting program. Thanks for the link NMF!