Did you know that there’s good trout fishing to be had in downtown Dexter?

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There’s a lot of work that’s gone into developing the little stretch of Mill Creek that passes through the northern end of downtown Dexter into a nice little trout fishery for locals and visitors alike.

MLive’s Howard Meyerson has a great write-up over at The Grand Rapids Press online that goes into more detail on how long the effort to develop a trout fishery in Dexter has been going on.

According to Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited members, 14,800 trout have been planted in Mill Creek since 2011 with 500 trout planted by AATU annually. The group has a partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to continue stocking the Mill Creek trout fishery to bolster the trout numbers in Dexter’s corner of the watershed.

AATU members who were out this past Saturday at the park that is named after Mill Creek to fish its waters, while also providing opportunities for the public to talk to AATU authors Ethan Cramer and Jake Taylor. They wrote “Mill Creek: A Teenager’s Fishing Guide” and “Mill Creek: A Fishing Guide,” respectively. The proceeds from selling those guides goes entirely to supporting the Mill Creek trout fishery.

To see more of Dexter Trout Day and to hear Cramer and Taylor talking about their guides and Mill Creek, while also seeing some of the fun that the group engages in along these waters each year, check out our video segment below.

Below is a photo gallery of AATU members during Dexter Trout Day.

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