Michigan list of Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
Michigan is blessed with an abundance of cold, quality trout waters offering 38,000 plus miles of rivers and streams, including over 20,000 miles of classified trout streams. About 850 miles are considered premier top-quality streams, which Michigan once classified as its Blue Ribbon Trout Streams.
While no longer officially designated by Michigan, the standards for a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream still hold true.. It must be one of Michigan’s best trout streams, be able to support excellent stocks of wild resident trout, have the physical characteristics to permit fly casting but be shallow enough to wade, produce diverse insect life and good fly hatches, have earned a reputation for providing an excellent (quality) trout fishing experience, and have excellent water quality.