Fall 2017 Egg Pick-up Dates, Instructions and Acclimation (NEW every September)

After picking up eggs they need to be acclimated to the temperature in their new aquarium. Follow the instructions in the video below to give them a great start in their new home.

What to Bring

Scientific Collector’s Permit (Think of it like your tickets to the game—you can’t get into the stadium without your ticket; you can’t get your eggs without your permit either!)

  • Returning teachers will receive this via email.
  • New teachers will receive this at the conclusion of the mandatory Teacher Workshop

Clean cooler (lunchbox size is sufficient)

Small container with a lid (large enough to hold a quart-sized bag filled with water)

Ice (to keep the eggs cool during transportation back to your school)

Fish Food

  • You will receive a pre-measured allotment of fish food pellets when you pick up your eggs.
  • If you have any food leftover from last year, please discard it and use the new food provided.


Eyed Egg Pick-up Date and Locations *2 NEW LOCATIONS* 

  • Carl T. Hunt & Fish Center, Mitchell State Park
    6087 E. M-115, Cadillac
    November 13, 2017
    12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Shana Ramsey
  • Marquette State Fish Hatchery
    488 Cherry Creek Rd. Marquette
    November 29, 2017
    8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Randy Espinoza
  • Platte River State Fish Hatchery
    15210 US Hwy., 31, Beulah
    No Pre-registration
    November 13 – 17, 2017
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Paul Stowe
  • Thompson State Fish Hatchery
    944 State Hwy. M-149, Manistique
    No Pre-registration
    November 27 – December 1, 2017
    8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Randy Espinoza
  • Waldon Middle School
    2509 Waldon Road, Lake Orion
    November 13, 2017
    12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tracy Page




  • Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

34270 County Road 652, Mattawan

No Pre-registration

November 6 – 9 and November 11, 2017

Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Shana Ramsey



  • Little Manistee River Weir
    No pre-registration
    October 3, 4, 10, 11 (If and only if the egg take occurs on these dates; see below)
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Shana Ramsey

    Directions to the Little Manistee River weir are available online

    NOTE: If the egg take does not take place on these dates, there will not be a green egg pick up at the Little Manistee River Weir.

    How will teachers know if an egg take is taking place at the Little Manistee River Weir? Two ways:
    • An announcement will be posted on the SIC website, at the latest, on the afternoon prior to the proposed date, indicating egg take status.
    • An email will be sent to the entire SIC List Serve, at the latest, the afternoon prior to the proposed date indicating egg take status. 
  • Swan River Weir
    Pre-registration is required
    Dates are open and subject to change
    Pat VanDaele