Delta County :
Gladstone, Mi. Brook Trout. Steelhead. Chinook Salmon. Brown Trout. Coaster Brook Trout. The Days River arises from a lowland swamp of the Escanaba River State Forest in Northwest Delta County and flows southeast for about 40 miles until it empties into the northwest side of Little Bay de Noc in Lake Michigan, just north of Gladstone. It is a medium sized second class trout stream whose lower end averages 25-30 feet in width and ranges to 4 feet in depth. Most of the stream substrate is limestone bedrock, cobble or medium sized gravel. The Days River has enjoyed a long history of good to excellent trout fishing keyed to water volume in its system. Anadroumus runs of Steelhead, along with Coaster Brook Trout, plus Chinook Salmon occur in the spring and fall respectively. The Main Stream of the river is open year-around. The better Brook Trout fishing, of course, is in the upstream regions.
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Rapid River, Mi. Brook Trout. Steelhead. Chinook Salmon. Splake. The Whitefish River flows into Little Bay de Noc on Lake Michigan in Delta County after coursing south for some 50 miles. It is currently a canditate for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Besides good Brook and Rainbow Trout fishing in both its East and West Branches, the river hosts dependable runs of Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Brown and Coaster Brook Trout, as well as Splake. The East Branch drains about 55,000 acres of land, more than half of which lies within the Hiawatha National Forest. The remote undisturbed river runs for 17 miles before joining the West Branch in Central Delta County. It is one of the U.P.'s largest rivers to support a good population of native brook trout. The West Branch arises in Northwest Alger and Northeast Marquette Counties. It flows over bedrock shield terrain with some cascading drops and rock ledges. Mostly wadeable at 20-30 feet wide, the river! averages 4 feet deep. The West Branch is a very good Wild Steelhead river. Natural reproduction of Steelhead is good on gravel riffles located downstream from FR-2236 in scattered areas between FR2236 and Trenary. Fishing pressure is light to moderate. All eight tributaries of the West Branch are designated trout streams.Many Resorts and Motels. Fly/Bait/ Tackle Bayshore Bait and Tackle (906-786-1488) Guides- Uncle Ducky Outfitters-(906-228-5447)