FISHING REGULATIONS ON THE NORTH BRANCH

The North Branch flows southeasterly passing through Lovells eventually emptying into the Mainstream a few miles downstream from the South Branch. The North branch is also a quality fishery with a section devoted for fishing with artificial flies only from Sheep Ranch downstream to the confluence with the Mainstream.

North Branch (Crawford County) from Sheep Ranch (T28N, R2W, S12; 44° 49’ 40.470″ N/ 84° 29’ 25.933″ W) to confluence with AuSable River Mainstream Mileage: (20.7 miles)

 

Fishing Season:  open all year

Possession Season: 

last Sat. in Apr. – Sep. 30 for brook trout and brown trout; open all year for rainbow trout

 

Tackle: artificial flies only

 

Daily Possession Limit: 

2 trout with no more than 1 trout 18″ or greater

 

Minimum Size Limits: 

brook trout and rainbow trout — 10″

brown trout — 18″

Source: http://www.eregulations.com/michigan/fishing/inland-trout-salmon-regulations/

The AuSable North Branch Area Foundation
501(c)3
PO Box 2524
Grayling, MI 49738