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TimCatSeptember 3rd, 2015, 2:31 pm
Alanson, MI

Posts: 121
Hey all, I figured I'd share this. Could be useful if not interesting to go through. Unfortunately the library is only updated until 2005, but the searchable database is great! It dates back to 1930 and has a wide array of studies and reports conducted by the DNR and other organizations (mainly U of M from what I've noticed so far).,4570,7-153-10364_52259_19056---,00.html

"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless
PaulRobertsSeptember 3rd, 2015, 6:16 pm

Posts: 1776
Wow! Wish every state had such a database.
Jmd123September 3rd, 2015, 6:45 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Tim, I've dipped into this on occasion, and there are some very nice reports on lakes and rivers. Yep, our DNR does a good job of making these publications available to the public.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
RogueratSeptember 3rd, 2015, 7:58 pm
Posts: 472
I've also done some searching through these archives, it takes some digging but it's worth it.
Another good resource is to Google 'macroinvertebrate study of (enter stream of choice) and see what comes up. My college daughter did a couple field trips during a biology class and told me about it; I've done print-outs of a fair number of MI trout streams and the information is all to genus, and in some cases, species level- trout, mayflies, caddis, stoneflies, its all in there. The test station locations are also given and I've tied flies based on this data.


'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
PaulRobertsSeptember 4th, 2015, 10:24 am

Posts: 1776
We're SO spoiled. And that's a good thing.

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