The Michigan DNR, Fisheries Division, is investigating brook trout fisheries on select rivers across the Upper Peninsula, including eight rivers where an experimental 10-brook trout bag limit regulation is in place as of April 1, 2015. The regulation's upstream/downstream boundaries on these rivers are described on pages 52-66 of the 2015 Michigan Fishing Guide.

In order to evaluate the public response and potential biological effects of this regulation, Fisheries Division is conducting surveys to collect feedback from anglers. Evaluations of fishing success and angler attitudes play a key role in proper fisheries management. This survey will help document angler catch rates and opinions regarding each river.

If you have fished for brook trout in an Upper Peninsula stream between the dates of April 25th and September 30th, 2015, please fill out one survey, per person, per trip. If you make multiple fishing trips between these dates, you may fill out a survey for each trip.

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your participation in this survey. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at

* 1. What stream did you fish?

* 2. Date you most recently fished:


* 3. Your ZIP code:

* 4. Time spent fishing:

* 5. Have you previously filled out this brook trout angler survey?

* 6. When you catch legal-sized trout, what do you usually do with them?

* 7. Rank the factors below (1-4, with 1 being the most important) that helped you choose where to fish:

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