DNR's New Website Tool Helps Anglers Locate Trout


LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has launched a new tool on its website called Trout Trails, which features a map of biologist-verified trout streams and lakes accessible to anglers across the state.

The first phase of the tool features 129 sites spread out over three areas of Michigan: west Upper Peninsula, north central Lower Peninsula, and southwest Lower Peninsula. Additional locations will be added over time to eventually provide statewide trails for anglers to pursue.  

“We hope anglers find the new Trout Trails map to be a valuable tool when planning future fishing trips,” says Suzanne Stone, education and outreach specialist with the Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division. “The map format makes it easy to find the information you need to feel confident about visiting a new fishing location and helps to create an even better experience.” 

Each of the destinations feature information, such as: trout species available, regulations, presence of stocked or naturally reproducing fish, driving directions (with a link to Google maps), area lodging, restaurants, guide services, and other noteworthy information. 

For more information visit michigan.gov/trouttrails