Michigan Natural Resources Commission changes fishing regulation

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved a fishing regulation change on Thursday, January 9th.

This change ended the 10–fish daily possession and returned to the five–fish daily limit. This experimental regulation was applied on 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula for brook trout but is no longer in effect.

“There is other folks who are concerned about impacts to the resource itself and didn’t want there to be 10 fish kept from a stream,” said John Pepin Deputy Public Information Officer at the Department of Natural Resources in Marquette. “Felt like it would be too much of detrimental pressure on the fishing resource. The natural resource commission last week reduced the bag limit for brook trout on all the streams in Michigan, including those 33 in the Upper Peninsula where you previously could keep 10 fish.”

For more information on this regulation change, click here.