Every year, the hatchery system in Michigan has a surplus of adult trout.
What better way to use the unneeded broodstock than to use them to create more fishing opportunities in Southeast Michigan?
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources used over 4,500 adult brown and rainbow trout from the hatcheries for stocking purposes in the Clinton River at Riverside Park, the Huron River at Proud Lake Recreation Area, and Spring Mill Pond at Island Lake Recreation Area.
400 brown trout and 300 rainbow trout were stocked in the Clinton River. In the Huron River, about 1,500 brown trout and 1,500 rainbow trout were stocked.
Spring Mill Pond received 200 brown trout and 600 rainbow trout.
Be sure to consult the Michigan Fishing Guide for the seasonal fishing opportunities on all three bodies of water.