Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blessing Of The Poles Ceremony Held To Celebrate Opening Trout Season In Michigan

photos courtesy of Sherri Russell Photography

by She's So Fly

I joined some of my fellow anglers at Brook's park yesterday evening to receive little divine help for this years trout fishing season by attending a "Blessing Of The Poles" ceremony.  This ceremony is held each year during the Newaygo Troutfestival. Find out more information at

Fishing activity ratchets up a notch, today, April 24, as trout season opens on Type 1 and Type 2 streams and Type A and Type D inland lakes statewide in Michigan.

Trout fishing on opening day of trout season is one of the most long-standing traditions in Michigan. This is a day when people gather with friends and family to celebrate an outdoor heritage.

In addition, walleye, pike and muskellunge seasons open on inland waters of the Lower Peninsula. And anglers may begin catching - and immediately releasing - bass in all Lower Peninsula waters, too.

Anglers are reminded that they must have an all-species fishing license to possess trout or fish on designated trout waters. Creel and size regulations vary. Please check the 2010 Michigan Fishing Guide for the regulations that apply to particular lakes and streams.

For more information about fishing opportunities in Michigan, visit


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