Fish virus reaches Lake Michigan
The fish-killing VHS virus has been found in Lake Michigan for the first time.
The state Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that a small-mouth bass near Sturgeon Bay tested positive for viral hemorrhagic septicemia. And so did a brown trout near Algoma
Mike Staggs, Fisheries' management director, says it's disappointing.
But while there's no evidence yet of a large fish kill, he says the disease has probably taken a solid hold in Lake Michigan.