• Trout Trails Application

    Michigan is nationally known as a trout fishing destination with nearly 20,000 miles of cold, quality trout streams and hundreds of trout lakes accessible to anglers. With all these sites to visit, how does an angler decide where to go?

    Check out Michigan's Trout Trails which are biologist-verified great trout waters that are often lesser known. This website includes detailed descriptions and photos for each site, as well as information for area lodging, restaurants and guide services to assist with your trip planning needs. In addition, site-specific information such as the trout species available, regulations, stocked or natural reproduction and other noteworthy tidbits are all at your fingertips!

    Click to launch Trout Trails - image of application featured on multiple devices

    (Mobile users: no app to download. Just launch our application in your browser!)

    Need help navigating the Trout Trails application? Check out our How-To and Frequently Asked Questions document!

    This application contains a complex map. Call 517-284-6162 for assistance with reading or interpreting. If you have questions or comments please contact: Suzanne Stone at stones5@michigan.gov.

  • More sites are coming!

    The first and second phases of Trout Trails features nearly 200 sites spread out over multiple areas of Michigan: western and central Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula and southwestern and southeastern Lower Peninsula. Additional locations will be added over time to eventually provide statewide trails for anglers to pursue.