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Trout Creek Project Restores Brook Trout Infrastructure In The Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is at once timeless and nostalgic, where cedar swamps and pine forests collide on a relatively narrow strip of epic land stretching along Lake Superior’s southern shoreline.
Upper Peninsula outdoor TV show “Discovering” features TU brook trout restoration project.

In the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Kristen Ojaniemi cast a spinner into a pool on Trout Creek and reeled in its namesake, a native brook trout. Trout Creek is located in Ontonagon County in the Ottawa National Forest and in Trout Unlimited’s Western UP Wild Waters Priority Water.  

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is at once timeless and nostalgic, where cedar swamps and pine forests collide on a relatively narrow strip of epic land stretching along Lake Superior’s southern shoreline. This is Traver Country to trout anglers, where Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker wrote “Trout Madness” under his pen name Robert Traver, casting dry flies to big secret brook trout in wry prose.

Ojaniemi is leaving her own mark on the outdoors lore of the Upper Peninsula as the host of the long-running Discovering television program that airs Monday nights on stations across the UP.

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