By STEVEN MAIER
Capital News Service
LANSING — Scientists have found a potential new ally in the fight to restore lake trout in Lake Michigan. Elk Lake in Antrim and Grand Traverse counties is home to a strain of fish that researchers say can contribute uniquely to trout restoration in Lake Michigan. Elk Lake trout have been self-sustaining and reproducing for years. That’s unusual in the Great Lakes Basin. The fish, which can grow up to 32 inches long, ruled the waters of Lake Michigan prior to the 1800s.