Fisheries Division Contact Information

Fisheries staff directory

If you have questions about fishing licenses or problems purchasing a license, e-mail  MDNR-E-License@michigan.gov or call: 517-284-6057.

For general fishing questions, please e-mail DNR-Fisheries@michigan.gov or call 517-284-5830

Weekly Fishing Report: 855-777-0908 

Hatcheries

Management Units or Check out this map to the DNR's Fisheries Management Unit page to discover where you live/fish

Research Stations


Hatcheries

Upper Peninsula Area Hatcheries

Marquette State Fish Hatchery
488 Cherry Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855
906-249-1611

Thompson State Fish Hatchery
944 South State Hwy. M149
Manistique, MI 49854-8922
906-341-5587 Northern Lower Peninsula Area Hatcheries

Northern Lower Peninsula Area Hatcheries

Harrietta State Fish Hatchery
6801 West 30 Road
Harrietta, MI 49638
231-389-2211

Oden State Fish Hatchery
8258 S. Ayr Road
Alanson, MI 49706
231-347-4689

Platte River State Fish Hatchery
15210 U.S. 31 Hwy.
Beulah, MI 49617
231-325-4611

Southern Lower Peninsula Area Hatchery

Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 C.R. 652
Mattawan, MI 49071
269-668-2696


Management Units

Tribal Coordination Unit
96 Grant Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-2914

LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN

Western Lake Superior Management Unit
Counties: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, Marquette N½, Ontonagon

Baraga Operations Service Center
427 US 41 North
Baraga, MI 49908
906-353-6651

Eastern Lake Superior Management Unit
Counties: Alger N½, Chippewa N½, Luce

Newberry Operations Service Center
5100 State Highway M-123
Newberry, MI 49868
906-293-5131

LAKE ERIE BASIN

Lake Erie Management Unit
Counties: Hillsdale S½, Lenawee, Livingston SE1/3, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Sanilac S½, Washtenaw, Wayne

Waterford Fishery Station
7806 Gale Road
Waterford, MI 48327
For questions about the Rouge, Ecorse, Huron, Raisin and Detroit river watersheds and Lake Erie, contact 248-666-7445.
For questions about the Black, Pine, Belle, Salt, Clinton and St. Clair river watersheds and Lake St. Clair, contact 248-666-7444.

LAKE HURON BASIN

Northern Lake Huron Management Unit
Counties: Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Chippewa S½, Crawford, Emmet E½, Iosco N½, Mackinaw E½, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon NE

Gaylord Operations Service Center
1732 M-32 West
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-3541

Southern Lake Huron Management Unit
Counties: Arenac, Bay, Clare SE, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot N½, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer, Livingston N1/2, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon SE, Saginaw, Sanilac N½, Shiawassee E½, Tuscola

Bay City Operations Service Center
3580 State Park Drive
Bay City, MI 48706
989-684-9141

Lapeer State Game Area
DNR Fisheries
3116 Vernor Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

DNR Fisheries Warehouse
1700 Marquette Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706
989-684-7892

LAKE MICHIGAN BASIN

Northern Lake Michigan Management Unit
Counties: Alger S½, Delta, Dickinson, Iron, Mackinaw W½, Marquette S½, Menominee, Schoolcraft

Crystal Falls DNR Office
1420 US 2 West
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
906-875-6622

Escanaba DNR Office
6833 Hwy. 2, 41 & M-35
Gladstone, MI 49837
906-786-2351

Central Lake Michigan Management Unit
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Clare-NW, Emmet W½, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm N½, Muskegon N½, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Roscommon W½,Wexford

Cadillac Operations
Service Center
8015 Mackinaw Trail
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-9727

Traverse City DNR Office
970 Emerson
Traverse City, MI 49686
231-922-5280

Muskegon DNR Office
7550 E. Messenger Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457
231-788-6798

Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit
Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot S½, Hillsdale N½, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Montcalm S½, Ottawa, Muskegon S½, Shiawassee W½, St. Joseph, Van Buren

Plainwell Operations Service Center
621 N. 10th St.
Plainwell, MI 49080
269-685-6851


Research Stations

Alpena Fisheries Research Station
160 East Fletcher
Alpena, MI 49707
989-356-3232

Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station
96 Grant Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-2914

Hunt Creek Fisheries Research Station
1581 Halberg Road
Lewiston, MI 49756
989-786-2613

Institute for Fisheries Research
Room 212, Museums Annex Building
1109 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1084
734-663-3554

Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station
33135 South River Road
Harrison Twp., MI 48045
586-465-4771

Marquette Fisheries Research Station
484 Cherry Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855
906-249-1611