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Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit

The Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit (SLMMU) encompasses all of the waters that drain into the southern portion of Lake Michigan. Our work area includes all or portions of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw. The SLMMU covers a diverse array of inland waters and nearshore Lake Michigan from a field office located in Plainwell.

Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Locations

Status of the Fishery Resource Reports

Status of the Fishery Resource Reports contain the results of major fisheries surveys on Michigan lakes and rivers.

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Contact Us

  • Plainwell Customer Service Center

    621 N. 10th Street

    Plainwell, MI 49080

    Basin Coordinator:

    Jay Wesley, 269-204-7057


    Fisheries Unit Supervisor:

    Brian Gunderman, 269-251-2645


    Fisheries Biologists:

    Addie Dutton,  989-778-0389 (Mona [Black Creek], Grand River, Pigeon River and Macatawa River watersheds)

    Matthew Diana,  269-910-0157 (Kalamazoo River, Black River, St. Joseph River and Galien River watersheds)


    Fisheries Technician Supervisor:

    Ed Pearce,  231-357-4052


    Fisheries Technicians:

    Matt Smith, 269-204-7056

    Mike Wilson, 269-204-7058