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Inland Trout & Salmon Regulations

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Inland Trout & Salmon Lake Regulations

The following regulations pertain only to inland lake Types A – F

Maps are available online at: michigan.gov/fishingguide

Lake Type

Fishing Season

Possession Season

Tackle

Daily Possession Limit

Brook Trout

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, & Splake

Lake Trout

Coho, Chinook, & Pink Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Minimum Size Limit (inches)

A

Last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30

Last Sat. in
Apr. – Sep. 30

All except minnows

5/3*

10″

12″

15″

10″

15″

B

Open All Year

Open All Year

All

5/3*

10″

12″

15″

10″

15″

C

Open All Year

Open All Year

All

5/3*

8″

8″

8″

10″

15″

D

Last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30

Last Sat. in
Apr. – Sep. 30

Artificial lures only**

1

15″

15″

15″

10″

15″

E

Open All Year

Open All Year

All

3

15″

15″

15″

10″

15″

F

Open All Year

Lake Trout+
Jan. 1 – Oct. 31

Other Trout & Salmon open all year

All

5/3^

10″

10″

10″

10″

10″

* 5 fish, with no more than 3 trout 15“ or greater.

** On Type D lakes, it is unlawful to use or possess live bait, dead or preserved bait, organic or processed food, or scented material on any of the waters or on shore.

+ The possession season for lake trout is Jan. 1 – Sep. 30 on Betsie Lake (Benzie County).

^ 5 fish in any combination, but no more than 3 fish of any one species, except up to 5 salmon (Chinook or coho) may be retained.

Designated Trout Lakes:

All Type A, all Type D and those Type B* lakes marked with an asterisk (*) are designated trout lakes (see Common Terms).

Regulations for Lakes Not Classified as Lake Type:

Except for lakes in the Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters and Sylvania Wilderness Area, any other inland lake not classified by Type is open all year to the taking of trout with an 8-inch minimum size limit and 5 fish daily possession limit, no more than 3 of which may be 15″ or greater. Artificial lures and all types of natural bait may be used. See pages Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters and Sylvania Wilderness Area regulations.

Inland Trout & Salmon Stream Regulations

The following regulations pertain only to inland stream Types 1 – 4

Maps are available online at: michigan.gov/fishingguide.

All types of natural and artificial baits may be used on stream Types 1-4

Minimum Size Limit (inches)

Daily
Possession Limit

Stream Type

(Colors below are indicated accordingly on the maps online.)

Fishing Season

Possession Season

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Atlantic, Chinook, Coho & Pink Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Splake

All Trout and Salmon

1

(Approx. 1,400 streams)

Last Sat. in
Apr. – Sep. 30

Last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30

7″

8″

10″

5 fish,
but no more than 3 trout 15″ or greater

2

(14 streams)

Last Sat. in
Apr. – Sep. 30

Last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30

10″

12″

3

(60 streams)

Open All Year

Open All Year

15″

15″

4

(130 streams)

Open All Year

Last Sat. in
Apr. – Sep. 30
for Brook Trout,
Brown Trout, and
Atlantic Salmon

Open all year for all other Trout and Salmon

8″

10″

Research Areas

Research Areas: Portions of the East Branch Huron River (Baraga and Marquette Counties), East Branch Tahquamenon River (Chippewa County), East Branch Ontonagon River (Houghton and Iron Counties), Dead River (Marquette County), Driggs River (Schoolcraft County), and Salmon-Trout River (Marquette County) are under special regulations. Similarly, Spring Mill Pond (Livingston County) is under special regulations. All of these waters are indicated on the online maps (michigan.gov/fishingguide) with gray shading. Please see the county listings for specific regulations on these waters.

Designated Trout Streams:

All Type 1, all Type 2, and all Gear Restricted Streams are designated trout streams. Some Type 3 and some Type 4 streams are designated trout streams as indicated in FO-210. FO-210 is available at any Customer Service Center or online at michigan.gov/fishing.

Regulations for Streams Not Classified as Stream Type or Listed as a Gear Restricted Stream (pages 48-50)

Except for streams in the Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters, any other inland stream not classified by Type is open to trout fishing all year with an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 5 fish daily possession limit, no more than 3 of which may be 15″ or greater, except up to 5 salmon (Chinook or coho) 15″ or greater may be retained in the daily possession limit on these waters. Artificial lures and all types of natural bait may be used. Please see  Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters regulations.

The following streams have regulations that differ from those in Types 1–4 as listed above. On all streams managed under gear restrictions, it shall be unlawful to use or possess live bait, dead or preserved bait, organic or processed food, or scented material on any of the waters or on shore. Gear Restricted Streams are indicated in red color on maps which are available online at michigan.gov/fishingguide.

Au Sable River

Mainstream (Crawford County) from Burton’s Landing (T26N, R3W, S11) to South Wakeley Bridge Rd. (Wakeley Bridge):
Fishing Season:
open all year; Possession Season: closed all year; except for children under 12 the possession season is open all year; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for trout. Mileage: 9.0 miles.

Mainstream (Crawford County) from South Wakeley Bridge Rd. (Wakeley Bridge) to McMasters Bridge Rd. (McMasters Bridge): Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 18″. Mileage: 8.0 miles.

Mainstream (Oscoda County) from Mio power line (T26N, R3E, S7; 44° 39’ 40.550″ N/ 84° 7’ 24.280″ W) to Evans Rd. (McKinley Bridge): Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout – 7″; brown trout – 18″; rainbow trout – 10″. Mileage: 15.0 miles.

North Branch (Crawford County) from Sheep Ranch (T28N, R2W, S12; 44° 49’ 40.470″ N/ 84° 29’ 25.933″ W) to confluence with Mainstream: Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 18″. Mileage: 20.7 miles

South Branch (Crawford County) from Chase Bridge Rd. (Chase Bridge) to Lower High Banks (T25N, R2W, S13; 44° 33’ 49.735″ N/ 84° 29’ 59.107″ W): Fishing season: open all year; Possession Season: closed all year; except for children under 12 the possession season is open all year; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for trout. Mileage: 4.3 miles.

South Branch (Crawford County) from Lower High Banks (T25N, R2W, S13; 44° 33’ 49.735″ N/ 84° 29’ 59.107″ W) to confluence with Mainstream: Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 18″. Mileage: 11.5 miles.

Black River

(Otsego and Montmorency counties) from Tin Shanty Bridge Rd. to the Town Corner Lake Stairs (T32N, R1E, S31 SE/SE; 45° 6’ 50.872″ N/ 84° 21’ 0.488″ W): Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout; open all year for brown trout and rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 5 trout; with no more than 2 brook trout; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 8″. Mileage: 4.4 miles.

Cooks Run

(Iron County) from US Forest Hwy 16 to confluence with South Branch Paint River:

  • From the last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30, this reach of stream shall be managed under Type 2 regulations.
  • From Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr., this reach of stream shall be managed under gear restricted regulations as follows: Fishing Season: Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Possession Season: closed; except for children under 12 the possession season is open; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch the maximum size limit for all trout. Mileage: 4.5 miles.

Duck Creek

(Gogebic County) from Railroad Bridge (T44N, R39W, S16) to confluence with Middle Branch Ontonagon River: Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; Size limits: minimum size limit: all trout – 10″. Mileage: 6.5 miles.

Escanaba River

(Delta County) from Boney Falls Dam to Mouth of Silver Creek: Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout — 10″; brown trout and rainbow trout — 12″. Mileage: 14.2 miles.

Fox River

(Schoolcraft County) from Fox River State Forest Campground (T46N, R14W, S11; 46° 24’ 1.668″ N/ 86° 1’ 50.271″ W) to M-28:

  • From the last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30, this reach of stream shall be managed under Type 1 regulations.
  • From Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr., this reach of stream shall be managed under gear restricted regulations as follows: Fishing Season: Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Possession Season: closed; except for children under 12 the possession season is open; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for all trout. Mileage: 7.6 miles.

Huron River

(Oakland County) from the Sign below Moss Lake Outlet to the Signs 100 Yards below Wixom Road:

  • From the last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30, this reach of stream shall be managed under Type 1 regulations.
  • From Apr. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr., this reach of stream shall be managed under gear restricted regulations as follows: Fishing season: Apr. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Possession Season: closed; except for children under 12 the possession season is open; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for all trout. Mileage: 2.0 miles.

Little Manistee River

(Lake County) from North Peacock Trail (Spencer’s) to Johnson Rd. (Johnson’s Bridge): Fishing Season: Apr. 1 – Dec. 31; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open Apr. 1 – Dec. 31 for all other trout and salmon; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 fish, any combination of trout and salmon; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brown trout — 15″; all other trout and salmon — 10″. Mileage: 7.5 miles.

Manistee River

(Crawford County) from CO. Rd. 612 to M-72: Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 18″. Mileage: 9.2 miles.

(Crawford and Kalkaska counties) from M-72 to Sunset Trail Rd. (CCC Bridge): Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 18″. Mileage: 16.7 miles.

Paint Creek

(Oakland County) from Gunn Rd. to Tienken Rd.: Fishing Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for all trout; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for all trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; Size Limits: minimum size limit: all trout — 14″. Mileage: 5.0 miles.

Paint River

South Branch (Iron County) from the Mouth of Cooks Run to the Mouth of the North Branch of the Paint River:

  • From the last Sat. in Apr – Sep. 30, this reach of stream shall be managed under Type 2 regulations.
  • From Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr., this reach of stream shall be managed under gear restricted regulations as follows: Fishing Season: Oct. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Possession Season: closed; except for children under 12 the possession season is open; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for all trout. Mileage: 10.0 miles.

Pere Marquette River

(Lake County) from M-37 to the Downstream Edge of the Boat Ramp/Slide at Gleason’s Landing (T17N, R14W, S13; 43° 52’ 14.521″ N/ 85° 55’ 21.752″ W): Fishing Season: open all year; Possession Season: closed all year; except for children under 12 the possession season is open all year; Tackle: artificial flies only; Daily Possession Limit: zero trout and salmon; except children under 12 may keep 1 trout or salmon; Size Limits: for children under 12 there is an 8-inch minimum size limit and a 12-inch maximum size limit for all trout and salmon. Mileage: 8.5 miles.

(Lake County) from the Downstream Edge of the Boat Ramp/Slide at Gleason’s Landing (T17N, R14W, S13; 43° 52’ 14.521″ N/ 85° 55’ 21.752″ W) to the Upstream Edge of the Boat Ramp at Rainbow Rapids (T18N, R14W, S27; 43° 55’ 5.321″ N/ 85° 58’ 30.719″ W):

  • From Sep. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr., this reach of stream shall be managed under Type 4 regulations, with the following exceptions: Fishing Season: Sep. 1– the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Possession Season: Sep. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; Daily Possession Limit: 1 rainbow trout; Size Limits: rainbow trout — 10″.
  • From the last Sat. in Apr. – Aug. 31, this reach of stream shall be managed under gear restricted regulations as follows: Fishing Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Aug. 31; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. –Aug. 31; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout or salmon; with no more than 1 brown trout 18″ or greater, and no more than 1 rainbow trout; Size Limits: minimum size limit: all salmon — 10″; brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout – 8″; except that the harvest of fish greater than 14″ and less than 18″ shall be prohibited for brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Mileage: 10.5 miles.

Pigeon River

(Cheboygan and Otsego counties) from Elk Hill Campground Horse Trail (T32N, R1W, S10; 45° 10’ 50.753″ N/ 84° 25’ 27.866″ W) to Pine Grove Campground Stairs (T33N, R1W, S17; 45° 14’ 38.497″ N/ 84° 26’ 47.983″ W):
Fishing Season:
open all year; Possession Season: last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout; Tackle: artificial lures only; Daily Possession Limit: 2 trout; with no more than 1 brown trout; Size Limits: minimum size limit: brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″; brown trout — 12″. Mileage: 5.3 miles.

County Listing of Lakes and Streams

Below is a listing of the inland lakes and streams that are managed for trout and salmon, along with their respective regulation Type. Please see pages top of page for detailed regulations for each Type. For inland lakes, the lake name will appear under the appropriate county and will be followed by a letter (A-F). The letter designates the Type of regulations that apply to that lake. For streams, the stream name will be followed by a number (2-4 or the abbreviation GR which stands for Gear Restricted Streams or RA for Research Area) and any upstream/downstream boundaries that apply to that section of stream. Type 1 streams are not listed in the text. For a complete listing of all trout streams, refer to FO-210 (available online or at all DNR Fisheries Offices). An SC indicates a fishing closure for the area and time period mentioned. Maps are available online at michigan.gov/fishingguide.

Alcona County

Lakes

Type

O’Brien Lake

A

Reid Lake

B*

South Hoist Lake

B

Streams

Type

Au Sable River Mainstream

from Evans Rd. (McKinley Bridge) downstream to 4001 Bridge.

2

Au Sable River Mainstream

from Alcona Dam to South Branch River.

4

Black River

from confluence with North Branch Black River downstream to Lake Huron.

4

Pine River

from F-41 downstream to Lake Huron.

3

Alger County

Lakes

Type

Ackerman Lake

B

Addis Lakes

A

Bette’s Pond

A

Brian’s Pond

A

Cheryl’s Pond (T44N, R19W, S25)

B

Cole Creek Pond (T46N, R20W, S24)

A

Cox Pond

A

Grand Marais Lake

A

Grand Sable Lake

E

Hike Lake

A

Irwin Lake

A

Johns Lake West

A

Kay’s Pond

B

Mirror Lake

B

North (Upper) Shoe Lake

B

Rock River Pond

A

Rock Lake

A

Sawaski Pond (T44N, R19W, S14)

B

Sitka Lake

A

Sullivan Lake

A

Trueman Lake

A

Streams

Type

Anna River

from Railroad Bridge (T46N, R19W, S14) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Au Train River

from Powerhouse below M-94 downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Hurricane River

downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Laughing Whitefish River

from Forks (T47N, R22W, S22) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Miner’s River

from Miner’s Falls downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Rock River

from Railroad Bridge (T47N, R21W, S22) downstream to Lake Superior. SC — Closed to Fishing — Apr. 1 – Jun. 30 between dam and its downstream-most foot bridge located downstream from M-28 in T47N, R21W, S15.

4

Sable Creek

4

Sucker River

upstream limit is old Grand Marais/Seney Road Bridge.

4

Allegan County

Lakes

Type

Kalamazoo Lake/Silver Lake
from US-31 down to Lake Michigan.

F

Streams

Type

Black River Mainstream
from confluence of North and South branches down to Lake Michigan.

3

Gun River Mainstream
from 122nd Ave. (T2N, R11W, S12) downstream to US 131 Bridge (T1N, R11W, S18).

4

Kalamazoo River

from Calkins Dam (T2N, R14W, S15) downstream to US-31.

3

Middle Branch Black River
from confluence of Spring Brook Creek (T1N, R15W, S22) downstream to confluence of Main Branch Black River.

4

North Branch Black River
from 111th Ave. (T1N, R16W, S3) downstream to confluence with Mainstream.

3

Pine Creek Tributary
from 101st Ave. to confluence with Pine Creek.

4

Rabbit River Mainstream
from US-131 Bridge (T4N, R11W, S31) downstream to confluence with Kalamazoo River (T3N, R15W, S16).

4

Silver Creek
from M-89 Bridge (T1N, R11W, S26) downstream to confluence with Kalamazoo River.

2

Swan Creek
from 109th Ave. (T1N, R14W, S7) downstream to confluence with Kalamazoo River (T2N, R14W, S9).
Note: On the Swan River from mouth upstream to the dam at 118th Ave. it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.
SC – Closed to Fishing - Sep. 1 – Nov. 30 from mouth upstream to Diversion Dam (“The Tubes”), T2N, R14W, S9.

4

Alpena County

Streams

Type

Devils River
from US-23 Bridge downstream to Lake Huron.

4

Long Lake Creek
downstream limit is Lake Huron.

4

Thunder Bay River
from Ninth Street Dam downstream to Lake Huron.

3

Antrim County

Lakes

Type

Bellaire Pond

C

Elk Lake

E

Green Lake

B

Torch Lake

E

Streams

Type

Elk River
from Power Dam below Elk Lake downstream to Lake Michigan.

3

Elk River Bypass
from Bypass Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Grass River (inc. Clam Lake and Clam River)
from Lake Bellaire downstream to Torch Lake.

4

Intermediate River
from Intermediate Dam downstream to Lake Bellaire.
SC- Closed to Fishing - Apr. 1 – May 14
Bellaire Dam to Highway M-88 Bridge.

4

Jordan River
from Graves Crossing (T31N, R6W, S32) downstream to Lake Charlevoix.

4

Manistee River
from headwaters downstream to CO. Rd. 612.

2

Torch River
from Torch Lake downstream to Lake Skegemog.

4

Arenac County

Streams

Type

East Branch Au Gres River (Whitney Drain)
from M-55 downstream to Saginaw Bay.

3

Rifle River
from Sage Lake Road (T23N, R3E, S22) downstream to Saginaw Bay.

3

Baraga County

Lakes

Type

Alberta Pond

B*

Lake Alice

D

Roland Lake

B*

Streams

Type

East Branch Huron River and tributaries, upstream of confluence with West Branch Huron River, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Falls River
from US-41 to Lake Superior.

3

Huron River
from Big Eric’s Bridge (T52N, R30W, S35) to Lake Superior.

4

Otter River
from confluence of North and West Branch Otter River downstream to Sturgeon River.

3

Ravine River
upstream limit is Sicotte Road.

4

Silver River
upstream limit is Silver Falls.

4

Slate River
upstream limit is Slate Falls.

4

Sturgeon River
from US-41 downstream to Prickett Dam.

2

Sturgeon River
from Prickett Dam downstream to Lake Superior.
SC- Closed to Fishing - Apr. 1 – Jun. 30 from the Prickett Dam downstream to mouth of Clear Creek (T50N, R35W, S12).

3

Barry County

Lakes

Type

Deep Lake

B

Gull Lake

E

Streams

Type

Bassett Creek
from Baker Lake downstream to confluence
with Thornapple River.

4

Cedar Creek
from sources downstream to M-37 (T2N, R8W, S9).

4

Coldwater River
from M-43 Bridge (T4N, R8W, S16) downstream to Freeport Road Bridge.

2

Coldwater River
from Freeport Rd. downstream to confluence with Thornapple River.

4

Turner Creek
from (T3N, R10W, S23) downstream to confluence with Baker Creek (T3N, R10W, S9).

4

Unnamed Tributary on North Bank of Coldwater River
(T4N, R7W, S18).

2

Bay County

Streams

Type

Saginaw River

3

Benzie County

Lakes

Type

Betsie Lake
from M-22 down to Lake Michigan.

F

Crystal Lake

E

Streams

Type

Betsie River
from Kurick Rd. downstream to M-22.
SC-Closed to fishing year-round within 100 feet of the lamprey barrier and fish passage facility at T25N, R15W, S2.
SC-Closed to fishing from the Betsie Valley Trail Bridge (former RR Trestle Bridge) west into Betsie Bay to a line between the westernmost dock of the Northstar Marina and the westernmost dock of the East Shore Marina until further notice.

4

Otter Creek
from Otter Lake outlet (T27N, R14W, S13) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Platte River
from US-31 bridge at Veteran’s Park downstream to Lake Michigan.
Note: The daily possession limit shall be 1 rainbow trout from Upper Hatchery Weir to Lake Michigan.
Note: On the Platte River, Benzie County, it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.
SC – Closed to Fishing – within 300 ft. of the upper (hatchery) weir infrastructure whenever weir is in place.
SC – Closed to Fishing – whenever weir is in place within 300 ft. of the lower weir.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Jan 1 – Mar 31
from US-31 bridge at Veteran’s Park downstream to Platte Lake.

4

Berrien County

Lakes

Type

Singer Lake

C

Streams

Type

Blue Creek

4

Dowagiac River
from Niles Dam at Pucker Street (T7S, R17W, S13) downstream to confluence with St. Joseph River.

3

Galien River Mainstream
downstream limit is Lake Michigan.

4

South Branch Galien River Mainstream only,
downstream limit is the confluence with Galien River.

4

St. Joseph River
from Indiana state line downstream to Lake Michigan.

3

Branch County

Lakes

Type

Cary Lake

C

Lake Lavine

C

Streams

Type

Prairie River Mainstream
from Bowers Road (T8S, R7W, S4) downstream to MacKale Road (T7S, R9W, S8).

4

Calhoun County

Streams

Type

South Branch Rice Creek
from Concord Rd. downstream to confluence with Kalamazoo River

4

Nottawa Creek

4

Cass County

Lakes

Type

Birch Lake

B

Harwood Lake

C

Hemlock Lake

B

Streams

Type

Dowagiac Creek from Mckenzie Road (T5S, R14W, S31) downstream to M-62.

2

Dowagiac Drain

4

Dowagiac River Mainstream
from source downstream to Pucker Street (T7S, R17W, S13).

4

Charlevoix County

Lakes

Type

Lake Charlevoix

E

Thumb (Louise) Lake

B

Walloon Lake

B

Streams

Type

Bear River from Walloon Lake downstream to Lake Michigan.
Note: On the Bear River, from the mouth upstream to Lake Street Dam (T34N, R5W, S6) it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.

4

Boyne River from P. H. Dam downstream to Lake Charlevoix.
Note: On the Boyne River, from the mouth upstream to dam (T32N, R5W, S5) it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.

4

Jordan River from Graves Crossing (T31N, R6W, S32) downstream to Lake Charlevoix.

4

Medusa Creek
SC – Closed to Fishing –
whenever weir is in place. Tributary to Lake Michigan (T34N, R8W, S28) and including an area of Lake Michigan in a radius of 100 feet from the mouth of Medusa Creek.

Cheboygan County

Lakes

Type

Hemlock Lake

D

Silver Lake

B

Twin Lake #1

B

Tower Pond (from dam to M-68)

E

Weber Lake

B

Streams

Type

Black River
SC- Closed to Fishing –
Apr. 1 – May 14 from Alverno Dam downstream to Mograin Bridge (T37N, R1W, S26).
SC- Closed to Fishing – Oct. 1 – Jun. 15 between Kleber Dam and Red Bridge
(T35N, R1E,S5).

1

Cheboygan River
from Cheboygan Dam downstream to Lake Huron.

3

Maple River
from dam (T36N, R4W, S10) in Emmet County downstream to mouth.

4

Mill Creek

4

Pigeon River
from Old Vanderbilt Rd. downstream to Elk Hill Campground Horse Trail (T32N, R1W, S10).

2

Pigeon River
from Elk Hill Campground Horse Trail to Pine Grove Campground Stairs.

GR

Pigeon River
from Pine Grove Campground Stairs (T33N, R1W, S17) to mouth at Mullet Lake.

4

Sturgeon River
from Afton Rd. (Also called Webb Rd. or Wolverine Rd.) downstream to mouth at Burt Lake.

4

Chippewa County

Lakes

Type

Dukes Lake

A

Highbanks Lake

A

Naomikong Lake

A

Naomikong Pond

A

Trout Brook Pond

A

Streams

Type

Albany Creek
from bridge below lamprey weir to Lake Huron.

4

Carp River, Mainstream

4

East Branch Tahquamenon River and tributaries, upstream of M-123 Bridge, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Halfaday Creek
from Lakeshore Drive downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Pendill’s Creek
from Second Dam (T47N, R4W, S28) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Pine River
from H-40 Bridge downstream to Lake Huron.

4

Crawford County

Lakes

Type

Bright Lake

A

Kneff Lake

A

Shupac Lake

A

Streams

Type

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Business Loop 75 (James St.) downstream to Burton’s Landing (T26N, R3W, S11).

2

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Burton’s Landing downstream to South Wakeley Bridge Rd. (Wakeley Bridge).

GR

Au Sable River Mainstream
from South Wakeley Bridge Rd. (Wakeley Bridge) to McMasters Bridge Rd. (McMasters Bridge).

GR

Au Sable River Mainstream
from McMasters Bridge Rd. (McMasters Bridge) downstream to Rainbow Bend power line (T26N, R2E, S4).

4

Manistee River
from headwaters downstream to CO. Rd. 612.

2

Manistee River
from CO. Rd. 612 to M-72

GR

Manistee River
from M-72 downstream to Sunset Trail Rd. (CCC Bridge T26N, R6W, S26).

GR

North Branch Au Sable River
from Sheep Ranch downstream to confluence with Mainstream.

GR

South Branch Au Sable River
from Lower High Banks downstream to confluence with Mainstream.

GR

South Branch Au Sable River
from Chase Bridge Rd. (Chase Bridge) to Lower High Banks.

GR

Delta County

Lakes

Type

Bear Lake

A

Carr Lake

A

Carr Ponds

A

Kilpecker Pond

A

Norway Lake

A

Wintergreen Lake

A

Zigmaul Pond

A

Streams

Type

Bark River
from 9 Road (Section Line Between T38N, R24W, S20 & 29) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Big Fishdam River
from County Road 2222 Bridge (T41N, R18W, S9) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Days River
from Highway M-35 Bridge downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Escanaba River
from Boney Falls Dam downstream to mouth of Silver Creek (T40N, R23W, S11).

GR

Ford River
from Northland Truck Trail (T43N, R27W, S35) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Rapid River
from County Road S-15 (T42N, R21W, S19) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Sturgeon River
from County Road 442 Bridge (T42N, R20W, S13) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Tacoosh River
from 29th Lane (County Road G-24) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Whitefish River
from 38th Road (U.S.F.S. 2236) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Dickinson County

Lakes

Type

Bass Lake

B

Streams

Type

Ford River
from Northland Truck Trail (T43N, R27W, S35) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Emmet County

Lakes

Type

Walloon Lake

B

Streams

Type

Bear River
from Walloon Lake downstream to Lake Michigan.
Note: On the Bear River, from the mouth upstream to Lake Street Dam (T34N, R5W, S6) it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.

4

Carp Lake River
from Bridge in (T39N, R4W, S32) downstream to Lake Michigan.

3

Maple River
from dam (T36N, R4W, S10), Emmet County downstream to mouth.

4

Gogebic County

Lakes

Type

Beatons Lake

B

Black River Lake

B

Castle Lake

A

Cornelia Lake

A

Finger Lake

B

Imp Lake

B

Little Duck Lake

B*

Mishike Lake

A

Moon Lake

B

Redboat Lake

D

Streams

Type

Big Carp River
from a point 100 yards downstream of Bathtub Falls (T50N, R45W, S1) to Lake Superior.

3

Black River
from Rainbow Falls (T49N, R46W, S10) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Black River
from US-2 downstream to Rainbow Falls.

2

Duck Creek
from Railroad Bridge (T44N, R39W, S16) to confluence with Middle Branch Ontonagon River.

GR

Little Carp River
from Traders Fall (T50N, R45W, S2) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Maple Creek
from Bridge in (T49N, R46W, S18) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Middle Branch Ontonagon River
downstream limit is Agate Falls.

2

Ohman Creek
from County Road 505 downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Presque Isle River
from Manabezho Falls to Lake Superior.

3

Grand Traverse County

Lakes

Type

Duck Lake

B

Elk Lake

E

Green Lake

B

Sand Lake #1

C

Streams

Type

Boardman River
from Sabin Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.
SC – Closed to Fishing - Whenever weir is in place within 300 feet upstream or downstream of weir in Traverse City.

3

Hillsdale County

Lakes

Type

Bear Lake

C

Bird Lake

C

Hemlock Lake

C

Houghton County

Lakes

Type

Clear Lake

D

Emily Lake

B

Lake Gerald

B

Lake On Three

B

Penegor Lake

A

Perrault Lake

D

Roland Lake

B

Streams

Type

Big Traverse River
upstream limit is Gay-Lake Linden Road.

3

East Branch Ontonagon River
upstream limit is Hwy. M-28.

3

East Branch Ontonagon River and tributaries, upstream of M-28 Bridge at Kenton, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Elm River
from Road Bridge between (T53N, R36W, S3 &10) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Graveraet River
from mouth of Deer Creek (T45N, R36W, S2) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Little Elm River
from Agate Beach Road (T53N, R36W, S6) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Otter River
from confluence of North and West Branch Otter River downstream to Sturgeon River.

3

Pilgrim River
upstream limit is Hwy US-41.

3

Salmon Trout River
from Redridge Dam downstream to Lake Superior.

3

South Branch Elm River
from bridge (T54N, R36W, S29 & S32) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Sturgeon River
from US-41 downstream to Prickett Dam.

2

Trap Rock River
upstream limit is Cemetery Road (T56N, R32W, S29).

4

Huron County

Streams

Type

Bird Creek

3

Pigeon River

3

Pinnebog River

3

Ionia County

Streams

Type

Dickerson Creek

4

Fish Creek
from Sidney Rd. downstream to confluence with Maple River.

4

Prairie Creek

4

Sebewa Creek and Tributaries

4

Iosco County

Lakes

Type

Buck Creek Pond

D

Streams

Type

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Foote Dam downstream to Lake Huron.
SC- Closed to Fishing – Year-round, the portion below the Foote Dam including the apron to 175 feet downstream from the dam.

3

Au Sable River Mainstream
Alcona Dam to South Branch River.

4

East Branch Au Gres River (Whitney Drain)
from M-55 downstream to Saginaw Bay
SC- Closed to Fishing – Dec. 1 – Friday before last Saturday in Apr. between DNR lamprey weir and Legget Road (T21N, R6E, S10).

3

Tawas River

3

Van Etten Creek
from Van Etten Lake downstream to mouth.

3

Iron County

Lakes

Type

Camp Lake

B

Caspian Pond

B

Chicagon Lake

B

Deadman’s Lake

A

Ellen Lake

B

Forest Lake

D

Fortune Lake

B

Fortune Pond

A

Golden Lake

B

Hannah-Webb Lake

A

Killdeer Lake

A

Long Lake

B

Madelyn Lake

A

Lake Ottawa

B

Skyline Lake

A

Spree Lake

A

Timber Lake

D

Streams

Type

Cooks Run
from US Forest Hwy 16 to confluence with South Branch Paint River (T44N, R36W, S28).

GR

East Branch Ontonagon River and tributaries, upstream of M-28 Bridge at Kenton, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Paint River, South Branch
from the Mouth of Cooks Run (T44N,
R36W, S28) to the Mouth of the North Branch of the Paint River (T44N, R35W, S8).

GR

Isabella County

Lakes

Type

Blanchard Pond

A

Streams

Type

Chippewa River
from Outlet of Lake Isabella, (T15N, R6W, S35) Isabella Co. downstream to confluence with the Tittabawassee River, (T14N, R2E, S21), Midland Co.

3

Jackson County

Lakes

Type

Farwell Lake

C

Swains Lake

C

Streams

Type

South Branch Rice Creek
from Concord Rd. downstream to confluence with Kalamazoo River.

4

Kalamazoo County

Lakes

Type

Gull Lake

E

Little Paw Paw Lake

B

Ruppert Lake

C

Streams

Type

Augusta Creek
from Little Gilkey Lake and Fair Lakes outlets downstream to Knappen Mills Dam.

4

Portage Creek
downstream limit is Kilgore Rd. (T3S, R11W, S3).

4

Kalkaska County

Lakes

Type

Bear Lake

B

Big Blue Lake

B

Big Guernsey Lake

C

Big Twin Lake

C

North Blue Lake

B

Starvation Lake

C

Streams

Type

Manistee River
from M-72 downstream to Sunset Trail Rd. (CCC Bridge T26N, R6W, S26).

GR

Manistee River
from Sunset Trail Rd. (CCC Bridge T26N, R6W, S26) downstream to M-115.

4

Rapid River
from Antrim (Rugg) Pond downstream to Torch River.

4

Torch River
from Torch Lake downstream to Lake Skegemog.

4

Kent County

Lakes

Type

Lime Lake

C

Marjella Lake

C

Streams

Type

Ball Creek
downstream limit is confluence with Rogue River.

4

Buck Creek
downstream limit is confluence with Grand River.

4

Coldwater River
from Freeport Rd. downstream to confluence with Thornapple River.

4

Nash Creek
downstream limit is confluence with Rogue River.

4

Rogue River
downstream limit is confluence with Grand River.

4

Keweenaw County

Lakes

Type

Lake Fanny Hooe

B

Lost Lake

D

No Name Pond (T57N, R31W, S8)

A

Streams

Type

Eagle River
upstream limit is dam at Eagle River Village.

4

Fanny Hooe River
upstream limit is Lake Fanny Hooe.

4

Gratiot River
from Bridge (T57N, R32W, S19,20) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Silver River
upstream limit is Hwy M-26.

4

Silver Creek
upstream limit is Falls (T58N, R32W, S26).

4

Tobacco River
upstream limit is mouth of Black Brook Creek.

4

Lake County

Streams

Type

Little Manistee River
from North Peacock Trail (Spencer’s Bridge T19N, R13W, S5) to Johnson’s Road (Johnson’s Bridge T20N, R14W, S24).
SC – Closed to Fishing – Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 – from a point 300 feet upstream of the DNR weir to Spencer’s Bridge.

GR

Little Manistee River
from Johnson Rd. (Johnson’s Bridge) downstream to Manistee Lake.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 – from a point 300 feet upstream of the DNR weir to Spencer’s Bridge.

4

Pere Marquette River
from M-37 to the downstream edge of the boat ramp/slide at Gleason’s Landing.

GR

Pere Marquette River
from the downstream edge of the boat ramp/slide at Gleason’s Landing to the upstream edge of the boat ramp at Rainbow Rapids.

GR

Pere Marquette River
from the upstream edge of the boat ramp at Rainbow Rapids (T18N, R14W, S27) downstream to Reek Rd. (Indian Bridge).

4

Pine River
from Elm Flats Public Access Site to confluence with Tippy Dam backwaters.

2

Leelanau County

Lakes

Type

Big Glen Lake

E

Lime Lake

C

North Lake Leelanau

E

Streams

Type

Crystal River
from Fisher Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.

3

Leland River

3

Shalda Creek
from Little Traverse Lake outlet (T29N, R13W, S10) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Lenawee County

Lakes

Type

Allens Lake

C

Deep Lake

C

Livingston County

Lakes

Type

Trout Lake
Spring Mill Pond, (Island Lake Recreation Area):
No fishing Mar. 15 – Mar. 31. Catch-and-release fishing for trout – artificial lures only – Apr. 1 – the Fri. before the last Sat. in Apr.; from the last Sat. in Apr. – Mar. 14, 5 fish limit, 8-inch minimum size limit, no more than 3 fish 15″ or larger, artificial and natural baits may be used.

C

Luce County

Lakes

Type

Belle Lake 1

E

Bennett Springs Lake

A

Brockies Pond (T46N, R11W, S1)

A

Bullhead Lake

A

Camp 8 Lake

B*

Dairy Lake

A

Deer Lake

D

Dillingham Lake

A

Holland Lake

A

Jack Lake

A

Little Whorl Lake

A

Moon Lake

D

Peanut Lake

E

Pratt Lake

A

Pretty Lake

B*

Sid Lake

D

Silver Creek Pond

A

Spring Creek Pond

A

Syphon Lake

A

Tank Lake

B

Trout Lake

A

Ward Lake

A

Wolverine Lake

A

Youngs Lake

A

Streams

Type

Blind Sucker River
upstream limit is Blind Sucker Flooding Dam.

4

Two-Hearted River
from Co. Rd. 407 (High Bridge) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Mackinac County

Lakes

Type

Castle Rock Pond

A

Millecoquins Pond

A

Streams

Type

Black River
upstream limit is Peters Truck Trail Footbridge.

4

Brevoort River
upstream limit is Brevoort Lake.

4

Carp River, Mainstream

4

Crow River
upstream limit is outfall of Amadon Pond.

4

Milakokia River
Inland-Limstone Co. Railroad Bridge (T41N, R13W, S1) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Millecoquins River
from H-40 bridge downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Pine River
from H-40 Bridge downstream to Lake Huron.

4

Macomb County

Streams

Type

Clinton River
from Yates Dam above Dequindre Rd. downstream to Lake St. Clair.

4

North Branch Clinton River
from dam above Romeo-Plank Rd. downstream to confluence with Clinton River.

4

Manistee County

Lakes

Type

Arcadia Lake
from inlet of Bowens Creek to Lake Michigan.

F

Manistee Lake
from Railroad Bridge below M-55 (T21N, R16W, S6) to Lake Michigan.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Sep. 6 – Oct. 15 or whenever the established quota of chinook eggs are taken – The southern end of Manistee Lake in the vicinity of the mouth of the Little Manistee River, being that area of Manistee Lake south of a line drawn from a squared red post, located 100 feet southeast of the launch ramp at the DNR Public Access Site on the east shore, extending southwesterly to a squared red post on the west shore located near the southern end of the Packaging Corporation of America plant.

F

Portage Lake

F

Streams

Type

Bear Creek
from County Road 600 (T23N, 14W, S6) downstream to confluence with Manistee River.

3

Betsie River
from Kurick Rd. downstream to M-22.

4

Little Manistee River
from Johnson Rd. (Johnson’s Bridge) downstream to Manistee Lake.
SC – Closed to Fishing - Sep. 1 – Nov. 14 and Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 from a point 300 feet downstream from the DNR weir in T21N, R16W, S25 to Manistee Lake.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Year-round within 300 feet of the DNR weir, T21N, R16W, S25.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 from a point 300 feet upstream of the DNR weir to Spencer’s Bridge.
Note: The daily possession limit shall be 1 rainbow trout from 300’ downstream of Little Manistee River Weir to Manistee Lake.

4

Manistee River
from Hodenpyl Res. downstream to Red Bridge.

4

Manistee River
from Tippy Dam downstream to Railroad Bridge below M-55 (T21N, R16W, S6).

3

Pine River
from Elm Flats Public Access Site to confluence with Tippy Dam backwaters.

2

Marquette County

Lakes

Type

Angeline Lake

B

Arfelin Lake

B

Bass Lake

B

Bedspring Lake

A

Big Trout Lake

E

Brocky Lake

B

Cecilia’s Pond

A

Cedar Lake

B

Clear Lake

A

Cranberry Lake

A

Crooked Lake

B

Forestville Basin

B

Island Lake (T45N, R30W, S14)

A

Just Lake

A

Keyhole Lake, East

D

South Kidney Lake (T45N, R26W, S28)

D

Little Brocky Lake

B

Little Shag Lake

B

Log Lake

A

Moccasin Lake

A

Pauls Lake, North

D

Pauls Lake, South

D

Perch Lake

B

Rockingchair Lake, North

D

Rockingchair Lake, South

D

Section 13 Lake

A

Silver Lake Basin

B

Silver Lake

A

Slough Lake

A

Sporley Lake

E

Squaw Lake

B

Strawberry Lake

D

Swanzy Lake

A

Twin Lake (T45N, R30W, S23)

B

Streams

Type

Big Garlic River
from Forks (T49N, R27W, S12) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Carp River
from Deer Lake Dam (T48N, R27W, S27) downstream to Morgan Creek.

2

Carp River
from Morgan Creek downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Chocolay River
from confluence of Big Creek (T47N, R24W, S9) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Dead River and tributaries, from Silver Lake Dam to Hoist Dam, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Note: Deer L. Basin, Carp R.
downstream from M-28 (T47N, R27W, S4), and all other tributaries to Deer L. Basin fishing restricted to artificial lures, catch-and-release only; live bait, dead or prepared bait, organic or processed food, or scented materials may not be possessed on the water or the shore.

East Branch Huron River and tributaries, upstream of confluence with West Branch Huron River, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Ford River
from T43N, R27W, S33 (Dickinson County) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Harlow Creek
from Railroad Bridge (T49N, R26W, S24) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

Iron River
from Lake Independence Dam to Lake Superior.

4

Salmon-Trout River, Research Area:
from the last Saturday in Apr.-Aug. 14, Type 2 stream regulations apply, EXCEPT brook trout regulations are as follows: 18″ minimum size limit, daily harvest/possession is (1) fish.
From Aug. 15 – Friday before the last Saturday in Apr., the river is closed to fishing. These regulations apply to that portion of the Salmon-Trout River from Lower Falls (T51N, R28W, S13) down to Lake Superior.

RA

Mason County

Lakes

Type

Pere Marquette Lake
from Old 31 Highway to Lake Michigan.

F

Streams

Type

Big South Branch Pere Marquette River
from confluence of Beaver/Winnepesaug creeks downstream to confluence with Pere Marquette River.

4

Lincoln River
from confluence of North and South Branches of Lincoln River, (T19N, R17W, S32) downstream to Lake Michigan.

3

Little Manistee River
from Johnson Rd. (Johnson’s Bridge) downstream to Manistee Lake.
SC – Closed to Fishing - Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 from a point 300 feet upstream of the DNR weir to Spencer’s Bridge.

4

Pere Marquette River
from the upstream edge of the boat ramp at Rainbow Rapids (T18N, R14W, S27) downstream to Reek Rd. (Indian Bridge).

4

Pere Marquette River
from Reek Rd. (Indian Bridge) downstream to Old US-31.

3

Sable River
from Bridge Crossing (T19N, R15W, S3) downstream to Hamlin Lake.

4

Sable River
from Hamlin Lake Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.
Note: On the Sable River, from the mouth upstream to Hamlin Lake Dam it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.

3

Mecosta County

Streams

Type

Little Muskegon River

4

Muskegon River
from US-10 downstream to River Bend Bluffs Public Access Site (T15N, R9W, S31).

4

Menominee County

Streams

Type

Big Cedar River
from Veterans Memorial Park Dam (T38N, R26W, S9) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Ford River
from T43N, R27W, S35 (Dickinson County) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Walton Creek (River)
from Westmann Dam (T35N, R25W, S18) down to Lake Michigan.

4

Midland County

Streams

Type

Chippewa River
from outlet of Lake Isabella, (T15N, R6W, S35) Isabella Co. downstream to confluence with the Tittabawassee River, (T14N, R2E, S21), Midland Co.

3

Tittabawassee River
from Sanford Dam downstream to confluence with the Saginaw River.
SC – Closed to Fishing – Mar. 16 – Fri. before last Sat. in Apr. between Sanford Dam and the mouth of the Salt River (T15N, R1W, S24).
SC – Closed to Fishing – Mar. 16 – Fri. before last Sat. in Apr. between the Dow Dam and Gordonville Bridge (T13N, R2E, S1).

3

Montcalm County

Lakes

Type

Marl Lake

C

Nevins Lake

C

Streams

Type

Dickerson Creek

4

Fish Creek
from Sidney Rd. downstream to confluence with Maple River.

4

Little Muskegon River

4

Prairie Creek

4

Tamarack Creek

4

Montmorency County

Lakes

Type

Avalon Lake

B

Clear Lake

B

Lake Fifteen

B

McCormick Lake

B

Streams

Type

Black River
from Tin Shanty Bridge Rd. downstream to the Town Corner Lake Stairs (T32N, R1E, S31).

GR

Thunder Bay R.
from Atlanta dam to Sucker Cr. confluence upstream of Hillman Pond

4

Muskegon County

Lakes

Type

Duck Lake
from Nestrom Rd. to Lake Michigan.

F

Half Moon Lake

C

Mona Lake
from US-31 to Lake Michigan.

F

Muskegon Lake
from M-120 to Lake Michigan.

F

White Lake
from Business Route US-31 (in Whitehall) to Lake Michigan.

F

Streams

Type

Cedar Creek
from River Rd. (T11N, R15W, S33) downstream to confluence with Muskegon River.

3

Muskegon River
from Bridge Street (new bridge T12N, R13W, S24) Garfield Twp., downstream to M-120.

3

North Branch Crockery Creek
mainstream from Kenowa Ave. (T10N, R13W, S36) downstream to confluence with Crockery Creek mainstream at Ravenna.

4

White River
from Hesperia Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Newaygo County

Lakes

Type

Condon Lake

C

Streams

Type

Big South Branch Pere Marquette River
from confluence of Beaver/Winnepesaug creeks downstream to confluence with Pere Marquette River.

4

Little Muskegon River

4

Muskegon River
from Croton Dam downstream to Bridge Street (New Bridge T12N, R13W, S24) Garfield Twp.

4

Muskegon River
from Bridge Street (new bridge T12N, R13W, S24) Garfield Twp., downstream to M-120.

3

Tamarack Creek

4

Oakland County

Lakes

Type

Maceday Lake

C

Streams

Type

Huron River
from the Sign below Moss Lake Outlet to the Signs 100 yards below Wixom Rd. (T2N, R7E, S13).

GR

Paint Creek
from Gunn Rd. to Tienken Rd.

GR

Oceana County

Lakes

Type

Pentwater Lake
from confluence of North and South branches of Pentwater River to Lake Michigan.

F

Silver Lake
downstream limit is Lake Michigan.

F

Stony Lake
from inlet of Stony Creek to Lake Michigan.

F

Streams

Type

North Branch Pentwater River
from Oceana Dr. downstream to confluence with mainstream of Pentwater River.

4

North Branch White River
from Arthur Rd. downstream to confluence with White River.

4

Pentwater River
from Hart Dam downstream to confluence with Pentwater Lake (Long Bridge Rd. or B15).

4

White River
from Hesperia Dam downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

Ogemaw County

Lakes

Type

Lake George

B

Streams

Type

Rifle River
from Sage Lake Road (T23N, R3E, S22) downstream to Saginaw Bay.

3

Ontonagon County

Lakes

Type

Courtney Lake

B

Mirror Lake

B

Paulding Pond

B

Trout Creek Pond

C

Streams

Type

Big Iron River
from Koshak Rd. Bridge (T49N, R43W, S2) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

East Branch Ontonagon River
upstream limit is Hwy. M-28.

3

East Sleeping River
from railroad trestle (T53N, R38W, S25) downstream to Lake Superior.

3

Firesteel River (Including East & West Branch)
upstream limit is Hwy. M-26.

3

Little Iron River
upstream limit is Nonesuch Falls (T50N, R43N, S1).

3

Middle Branch Ontonagon River
downstream limit is Agate Falls.

2

Middle Branch Ontonagon River
Agate Falls is upstream limit.

3

Misery River
upstream limit is bridge in T53N, R37W, S15.

3

Ontonagon River

3

Union River
from South Boundary Rd (T51N, R42W, S22) downstream to Lake Superior.

4

West Branch Big Iron River
from Burnt Dam Bridge (T50N, R44W, S36) downstream to confluence with Big Iron River.

3

West Branch Ontonagon River
upstream limit is confluence with Victoria Hydro Station tail race (T50N, R39W, S29).
SC- Closed to Fishing – Apr. 1 – Jun. 10 from its confluence with the Victoria Hydro Station tail race in the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of T50N, R39W, S29 upstream to Victoria Dam.

3

Osceola County

Lakes

Type

Center Lake

C

Streams

Muskegon River
from US-10 downstream to River Bend Bluffs Public Access Site (T15N, R9W, S31).

4

Oscoda County

Lakes

Type

Crater Lake

A

Loon Lake

B

Streams

Type

Au Sable River Mainstream
from McMasters Bridge Rd. (McMasters Bridge) downstream to Rainbow Bend power line (T26N, R2E, S4).

4

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Mio Dam down to the Mio power line at (T26N, R3E, S7).

4

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Mio power line (T26N, R3E, S7) downstream to Evans Rd. (McKinley Bridge).

GR

Au Sable River Mainstream
from Evans Rd. (McKinley Bridge) downstream to 4001 Bridge.

2

Otsego County

Lakes

Type

Big Chub Lake

B

Bridge Lake

B

Ford Lake

D

Heart Lake

B

Pickerel Lake

A

Section Four Lake

D

West Lost Lake

D

Streams

Type

Black River
from Tin Shanty Bridge Rd. downstream to the Town Corner Lake Stairs (T32N, R1E, S31).

GR

Manistee River
from headwaters downstream to Co. Rd. 612.

2

Pigeon River
from Old Vanderbilt Rd. downstream to Elk Hill Campground Horse Trail.

2

Pigeon River
from Elk Hill Campground Horse Trail to Pine Grove Campground stairs.

GR

Ottawa County

Lakes

Type

Lake Macatawa
from River Ave. to Lake Michigan.

F

Pigeon Lake
from Lakeshore Drive to Lake Michigan.

F

Streams

Type

Crockery Creek Mainstream
from Moore Rd (T10N, R13W, S4) in Muskegon County downstream to confluence with Grand River (Ottawa County).

4

North Branch Crockery Creek
mainstream from Kenoa Ave. (T10N, R13W, S36) downstream to confluence with Crockery Creek mainstem at Ravenna.

4

Sand Creek

4

Presque Isle County

Lakes

Type

Bear Den Lake (T33N, R2E, S32)

B*

Trout Creek Pond (T35N, R5E, S17)

C

Streams

Type

Ocqueoc River
from Barnhart Lake downstream to Lake Huron.

4

Swan River
from US-23 Bridge downstream to Lake Huron.
SC- Closed to Fishing - Whenever weir is in place – from 300 feet above weir to mouth (T35N, R6E, S20 & S29).

3

Trout River
from dam (T35N, R5E, S17) downstream to Lake Huron.

3

Roscommon County

Lakes

Type

Higgins Lake

E

Saginaw County

Streams

Type

Saginaw River

3

Tittabawassee River
from Sanford Dam downstream to confluence with the Saginaw River.

3

Schoolcraft County

Lakes

Type

Banana Lake

B*

Bear (Nineteen) Lake

B*

Dutch Fred Lake

D

Kings Pond

A

Lost Lake

A

Ned’s Lake

D

Spring Pond

A

Twilight Lake

D

Streams

Type

Driggs River and tributaries, upstream of M-28 Bridge, Research Area: Type 1 regulations apply, EXCEPT 5 additional brook trout may be retained as part of daily possession limit.

RA

Fox River
from Fox River State Forest Campground (T46N, R14W, S11) to M-28.

GR

Manistique River
upstream limit is Papermill Dam.

4

Milakokia River
Inland-Limstone Co. Railroad Bridge (T41N, R13W, S1) downstream to Lake Michigan.

4

St. Clair County

Streams

Type

Belle River

4

Black River
from private dam in Port Huron State Game Area downstream to confluence with St. Clair River.

3

Mill Creek
downstream limit is confluence with Black River.

4

St. Joseph County

Streams

Type

Curtis Creek and Tributaries

2

Mill Creek and Tributaries
from Preston Road (T7S, R12W, S7) downstream to impoundment at T7S, R12W, S32.

4

Prairie River Mainstream
from Bowers Road (T8S, R7W, S4) downstream to MacKale Road (T7S, R9W, S8).

4

Unnamed Tributary
(T6S, R10W, S26).

4

Van Buren County

Lakes

Type

Shafer Lake

C

Streams

Type

Black River Mainstream
from confluence of North and South branches down to Lake Michigan.

3

Brush Creek Except Reynolds Lake Drain
from 63rd Ave. downstream to confluence with Paw Paw River.

4

Pine Creek
downstream limit is 101st Ave. (T1N, R12W, S32).

4

South Branch of the Black River
from Hamilton Street Bridge (T2S, R16W, S1) downstream to confluence with mainstream (T1S, R17W, S2). Type 1 from Hamilton St. Bridge up to Bangor City Dam.

Note: South Branch Black River and all Tributaries upstream of Breedsville (Mill Str.) – it shall be unlawful to use other than one single-pointed unweighted hook measuring 3/8″ or less from point to shank.

3

South Branch Paw Paw River (aka Gates Drain or West Branch) and Tributaries

4

Washtenaw County

Lakes

Type

Pickerel Lake

C

Wayne County

Streams

Type

Huron River
from Belleville Lake Dam in Wayne Co. downstream to Lake Erie.

4

Wexford County

Streams

Type

Manistee River
from Sunset Trail Rd. (CCC Bridge T26N, R6W, S26) downstream to M-115.

4

Pine River
from Elm Flats Public Access Site to confluence with Tippy Dam backwaters.

2

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