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Western Lake Superior Management Unit

The Western Lake Superior Management Unit (WLSMU) encompasses all of the waters that drain into the western portion of Lake Superior. Our work area includes all or portions of the following counties: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Ontonagon. The WLSMU covers a diverse array of inland waters and nearshore Lake Superior from a field office located in Baraga.

Western Lake Superior 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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Buffalo Reef

Buffalo Reef is a 2,200-acre natural cobble feature beneath the waters of Lake Superior, located off the eastern edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula, about 20 miles northeast of Houghton. The reef is vitally important for lake trout and lake whitefish spawning.

Learn more about the Buffalo Reef

Contact Us

  • Lake Superior Basin Coordinator:

    Patrick Hanchin, 231-547-2914 ext. 227

    Fisheries Biologist:

    George Madison, 906-353-6651, ext. 2070119

    Baraga Customer Service Center

    427 US 41 North

    Baraga, MI 49908