Beautiful fish for sure. Big congrats. Perhaps it's time to scrap the Brown Trout program and go with Atlantic's. I would be just as happy to fish for those as opposed to browns. Just a thought.
So what you are saying is that there would be no credible evidence or reason that lake Michigan could not also support Atlantic's.
Seems like I remember many years ago they were protected species at least on the west side rivers. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but seems like I remember seeing a sign at the boat launch by Scottsville that had pics of an Atlantic and a King that read "know the difference" "or receive a fine".
Maybe it was just on the PM. IDK. Could be I'm getting old and not remembering right. It was a long time ago.