Description of Northern Lake Huron Management Unit

The Northern Lake Huron Management Unit (NLHMU) encompasses all of the waters that make up the watersheds that drain into the northern portion of Lake Huron, from Sault Ste. Marie south to Oscoda. Our work includes all or portions of the following counties: Chippewa SE (including St. Marys River), Mackinac E ½, Emmet E ½, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Alcona, Oscoda, Crawford, Roscommon NE, Ogemaw, and Iosco counties.

Fisheries staff working in this unit manages a diverse array of inland waters and Lake Huron ports. This diversity includes famous trout rivers such as the Au Sable River, a large number of small inland lakes, some of Michigan's largest inland lakes like Burt and Mullett lakes, popular waters where lake sturgeon roam, and key Lake Huron fishing ports. All staff are based at the Gaylord Operations Service Center except for fisheries assistants who are in charge of capturing angler catch statistics at various Lake Huron ports.