I am honored to receive the 2015-2016 Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship. In collaboration with Dr. Troy Zorn (Research Biologist, Michigan DNR) and Dr. William Taylor (Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University), I will analyze results of the 2015 Inland Trout Angler Survey and assist Michigan DNR fisheries managers in writing a statewide management plan for inland populations of brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Michigan is blessed with abundant, diverse aquatic resources. Resident anglers, numbering more than 1.7 million, invested $2.4 billion on angling and angling-related activities in 2011. In addition, some 347,000 non-resident anglers spent $326 million, helping support 37,989 jobs throughout the state. With important implications for trout conservation and public engagement, an inland trout management plan is a high priority for the Michigan DNR and an excellent professional development opportunity for which I am grateful. I look forward to discussing my results and fellowship-related experiences on this blog. Stay tuned!