Department of Natural Resources
Rules apply from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
As of April 12, 2019 the daily possession limit for lake trout in management unit MM 4 (includes ports of Elk Rapids, Traverse City and Northport) has changed from two fish to one fish. This remains in effect until the season closes after Sept. 30, 2019.
This year's color-coded maps are available under the INLAND WATERS - Regulations and Seasons Date tab found through this link.
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