Brook trout daily possession limit still at 10 fish for select UP streams

Brook trout. (Michigan DNR)

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - An experimental regulation that allows for 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula to have a 10-fish daily possession limit for brook trout has been extended.

This regulation expired Oct. 1 of this year, but was reauthorized by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its meeting Thursday in Lansing.

Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists recommended against re-instituting the 10 brook trout daily possession limit on the select streams because of concerns based on biological and social science.

Select Type 1 streams, which are designated trout streams, in the Upper Peninsula have this regulation. They represent about 8 percent of the total mileage for Type 1 streams in the U.P.

The regulation was put into effect by the NRC to create additional fishing opportunities. The 2019 season on Type 1 trout streams closed after Sept. 30. The 2020 season will open on April 25.

For more information on Michigan’s fishing regulations, check out the 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide at

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