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
- Hatchery Passport Program - plan your visit today!
- 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
Michigan’s oldest operating state fish hatchery opened in 1901. Both rainbow and brown trout are reared here for inland and Great Lakes waters.
- Marquette State Fish Hatchery
This state fish hatchery was established in 1920 and is the primary broodstock and rearing facility for brook and lake trout for both inland and Great Lakes waters.
- Oden State Fish Hatchery
The original hatchery opened in 1921, but was replaced by a brand-new facility in 2002 and is one of the most advanced locations of its kind. Oden rears brown trout and rainbow trout for both inland and Great Lakes waters.
- Platte River State Fish Hatchery
This facility was established in 1928 and was converted to the state’s main salmon hatchery in 1972.
- Thompson State Fish Hatchery
This location opened in 1922 and produces Chinook salmon, steelhead and walleye for both inland and Great Lakes waters.
- Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
Wolf Lake was established in 1927 and currently produces steelhead, Chinook salmon, walleye and Great Lakes muskellunge for both inland and Great Lakes waters.