All you need to know about stocking fish in Michigan

Many people are curious about fish stocking in Michigan - both where the DNR stocks fish in public waters and how local waterbodies (both public and private) can be stocked with fish.

Below are links to all the information you need to answer these questions!

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Fish Stocking Database button
Discover where the DNR stocks millions of fish each year!


Can I purchase fish to be stocked into a public waterbody?

Private Fish Stocking Permit & Process