Great Lakes trout and salmon provide a world-class sport fishery valued at more than $7 billion. We manage these fisheries to provide diverse fishing opportunities while recognizing ecosystem balance and sustainability. Often stocking or regulation changes, which are the primary fisheries management actions, are conducted to maintain balance.
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- Lake Michigan stocking options for 2018 and 2019
- Lake Michigan Zonal Management - November 2017
- Summary of the Predator/Prey Ratio Analysis for Chinook Salmon & Alewife in Lake Michigan - May 2017
- 2017 Lake Michigan Chinook salmon proposed stocking numbers by site - April 2017
- Stocking adjustments for Michigan waters of Lake Michigan in 2017 and 2018 - October 2016
- How much do lake trout and Chinook salmon really eat? - May 2017
- Should Lake Michigan Steelhead Bag Limits be Reduced? - July 2015
- Why Can't More Yearling Salmon & Trout Be Reared?