You find McMichaels to be a pretty crowded stream right around opening day but like you said, it's a LONG stream with a lot of stocked water so getting away from people after the opening weekend is pretty easy. There is exceptional water quality in that stream so trout hills pretty well though a large part of the year. There a smattering of wild fish throughout it's length. To me the DH section is a bit BLAH. I'd just be exploring the open sections. Less pressure after mid May there and still fish around.