by Michelle Merlin, Traverse City Record-Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Fishermen and environmental officials alike have noticed populations of salmon are scaled back from previous years.

This year Cameron Garst, owner of Showtime Charters, has been more focused on catching trout after what he estimates is a 40 percent decline in salmon in Grand Traverse Bay.

“It has not affected business, but it’s frustrating that I don’t have the salmon fishery I used to have,” Garst said.