Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
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Additional salmon stocking planned for Lake Michigan

Jason Adams, Jon McKinley III and his son, Jon IV, assist the DNR in filling a net pen at Ludington with coho salmon. Last year the state planted 15,000 coho salmon in the Big Sable River at Ludington State Park. Plans are to release the same number of cohos as well as 100,000 chinook salmon in the Big Sable this year. (Photo by Jeff Kiessel)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan stocking plans announced earlier for 2023 are moving forward, and the fish in the hatcheries are being raised to make that happen, says Jay Wesley, Lake Michigan basin coordinator. Those plans call for Lake Michigan to receive 1,000,000 Chinook salmon; 300,000 brown trout; 650,000 yearling steelhead and 1,580,000 coho salmon in Michigan waters.
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