Overview of Michigan's Fish Production System (Hatcheries)
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.
Michigan's Fisheries Digital Postcards
Of Special Interest
- Historical Perspective on the Use of Hatchery Fish
- How do you determine which hatchery stocks which waters?
- Michigan's Fish Production Program - Summary for 2011
- Night Stocking Sport Fish Species
- Older Resources Archived for Review
- Ponds - Building, Managing, and Stocking Private Ponds in Michigan
- State Fish Hatchery & Weir Map