Thanks to the efforts of our state fish hatchery employees, Michigan is one of the premier locations for species such as Chinook and coho salmon. Walleye fishing on both inland lakes and the Great Lakes is phenomenal, and many of the streams, rivers, and lakes across the state teem with multiple species of trout.
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Jul 31, 2019 · At the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, you’ll see lake sturgeon, chinook salmon, steelhead trout, northern pike, northern muskellunge, walleye, largemouth bass and a variety of sunfish produced for both inland and Great Lakes waters.
May 17, 2019 · “Certainly the big fisheries we have in the Great Lakes and many inland areas – Chinook, Coho, steelhead, Atlantic salmon and brown trout – are all non-native species to Michigan, but are here thanks to our fish-stocking program,” said Ed Eisch, DNR fish production manager. Fish stocking is a critical activity of the DNR.
R #1 Box 100 M-72. Empire, MI. 231-326-5566. Betsie River Campsite. 1923 River Road. Frankfort, MI. 231-352-9535. Timberline Campground. 2788 Benzie Highway.
Harrietta State Fish Hatchery is Michigan's oldest operating state hatchery and was first opened in 1901. It is a major rearing facility for rainbow (mostly for inland waters) and brown trout (both inland and Great Lakes waters). The facility also has an interpretative area providing information on how watersheds work and how a hatchery operates. Harrietta State Fish Hatchery's interpretive area has a self-guided outdoor trail system that offers many different areas of interest from some old ...
Department of Natural Resources - Michigan's oldest operating state fish hatchery opened in 1901. Both rainbow and brown trout are reared here for inland and Great Lakes waters. Harrietta is the birthplace of brown trout in Michigan and is the source of the current state record for this species.