DNR Will Not Increase the Brook Trout Limit
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division announced today that after internal and external reviews, it is recommending the brook trout daily possession limit for the U.P. remain at its current level of five.
In 2000, the daily possession limit for brook trout in most Michigan streams was reduced from 10 fish to five. Since then, anglers have asked the DNR’s Fisheries Division to consider reinstating the 10 fish daily possession limit for brook trout on U.P. streams.
Fisheries Division staff conducted an internal review on this issue in 2011 and solicited broad public input regarding the proposed regulation change via an online and telephone survey and, based on additional feedback gathered through letters, constituent meetings and other methods, it has been recommended the daily possession limit for brook trout not be raised to 10 fish at this time.
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