LANSING, MI – What angler wouldn’t like inside information on potentially new “hot spots” for Michigan trout fishing?
A second round of quality trout streams and lakes accessible to anglers has been added to the Department of Natural Resources’ online Trout Trails application to help with that. Trout Trails is a comprehensive map featuring fisheries biologist-verified trout waters that are often lesser known, but considered outstanding destination points.
This is the second phase of Trout Trails locations revealed, with more than 60 additional sites added to the application. That brings the total locations highlighted close to 200. These newly added sites are spread out over the western and central Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula and southwestern and southeastern Lower Peninsula.
Additional locations will be added over time to comprehensively provide statewide coverage of these types of waters.
Interested anglers should visit Michigan.gov/trouttrails to access the Web-based Trout Trails application. Please note, Trout Trails is not a downloadable app, but it is compatible with all types of electronic devices.
Each of the nearly 200 destinations feature extensive information, including trout species available, regulations, presence of stocked or naturally reproducing fish, driving directions (with a link to Google maps), area lodging, restaurants, and noteworthy information (such as presence of fast water, canoe/kayak/tube accessibility, best times to fish, what bait or lure to use, etc.).
“These latest additions to the Trout Trails map continue to make it a go-to tool for anglers looking to plan future fishing trips,” said Suzanne Stone, education and outreach specialist with the DNR’s Fisheries Division. “Michigan’s trout fishing is world-class, and we feel this application makes it even easier to head out and experience fantastic fishing and find new fishing spots.”
It should be noted that information about each Trout Trails site also is available in a printable format.