Michigan was the first place in the Western Hemisphere to receive the European German brown trout in 1884. On the Pere Marquette and White Rivers, along with Bigalow Spring Creek , the first milk canisters were thrown off the train bridges above these rivers and the Michigan dynasty of wild brown trout began.
The entire state of Michigan is one giant spring creek hydrology, with its glacial till sand acting like the chalk downs in England, soaking in every bit of water. Thus its underground caverns of water is a massive network of spring water that feeds all its rivers. Forests’ and gravel laden streams conducive to insect life like mayflies, stoneflies and caddis nourish the brown trout dynasty. Deep pools and runs lorded with wooded debris make the ideal concealment habitat brown trout love.