Overview of Michigan's Fish Production System (Hatcheries)
Fish Production, Stocking, Management, and Research
are supported by Sport Fish Restoration Act funding.
- Subscribe to State Fish Hatchery emails from Michigan DNR
- A Summary of Michigan's Fish Production Program
- History of Michigan's Fish Production Systems
- NEW: Hatchery Passport Program - plan your visit today!
- Getting back to basics: where, why and how the DNR rears and stocks fish
- Why can't more yearling trout and salmon be reared?
- A Map of Michigan's State Fish Hatcheries, Weirs & Ladders
Fish Production Facilities
- Harrietta State Fish Hatchery
Harrietta State Fish Hatchery is State of 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).
- Marquette State Fish Hatchery
This facility also rears brown trout and splake (a brook trout lake trout hybrid) for both Great Lakes and inland waters. It is the primary broodstock and rearing facility for brook and lake trout that are used in both inland and Great Lakes waters.
- Oden State Fish Hatchery
The Oden State Fish Hatchery complex is one of the most advanced fish culture facilities of its kind. This facility is the brown and rainbow trout broodstock station and is a major rearing facility for those two species.
- Platte River State Fish Hatchery
This facility raises coho and chinook salmon and is the main egg take station for coho salmon in the Upper Great Lakes.
- Thompson State Fish Hatchery
This facility produces a wide range of fish species for both inland and Great Lakes waters because of its unique water supply.
- Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
This facility produces a wide range of fish species for both inland and Great Lakes waters. Coldwater species produced for Great Lakes waters include steelhead trout and chinook salmon. Coolwater species produced at this facility include lake sturgeon (the only facility to rear this species), walleye, northern pike, channel catfish (obtained from other states) and northern muskellunge.