Here's the skinny on the New Michigan Trout Fishing Regulations as they pertain to Catch and Release Fly Fishing in our waters.
Starting April 1, 2011 we can fish flies on the Au Sable River from Burton's Landing all the way down to the power lines by Rainbow Resort (remember Rainbow Resort is a private launch). And we can fish from Mio to McKinley below the damn. Now a lot of this water is also open to Catch and Release fishing in the off-season with artificial lures as well, but I'm just talking about what we can do with flies for this entry.
The Manistee has some cool off-season opportuntiy, too. You can catch and release fish there from the bridge at County Rd 612 all the way M-115. Again, quite a bit of this is also open to artificial lures, so if that's your game, just check the reg's.
That's just so much water. What a great trout fishing opportunity the Michigan DNR has created for all the Michigan trout fishermen and women.