Fishing licenses are on sale at all license retailers and online at www.michigan.gov/dnr.
Unlike last year, when the DNR printed two fishing guides -- including specifically for inland trout and salmon -- the 2009 Michigan Fishing Guide includes all fishing regulations. The color-coded maps that were previously printed in the trout and salmon guide are not included this year. Color-coded trout stream maps will be available online at www.michigan.gov/dnrfishing beginning April 1. Changes to lake and stream types are noted in red in the Fishing Guide.
There are three major regulations changes for 2009:
- The daily limit of five trout and salmon in combination may now include up to five Chinook or coho salmon. In the past, the limit included a maximum of three fish of one species.
- Anglers may now use up to three rods. In the past the limit was two, except anglers trolling for salmon in the Great Lakes could use three rods.
- There is a two-gallon daily limit on smelt. Previously, there was no limit.
The 2009 Michigan Fishing Guide is available at license retailers statewide.