• A young angler at Fish Fest

    Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center

    Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center Fish Fest is put on each year by the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center. This event is directed at children to introduce them to and build their passion for fishing and the outdoors.

  • Fall fingerling harvest at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

    Wolf Lake Hatchery Support

    Besides the Iowa fish stocking program, MMA has worked directly with Wolf Lake Hatchery on many projects with monetary donations or, when needed, providing manpower to assist with the completion of projects.

  • Know the Difference

    MMA started working on this project 2002 with limited funding, and initially the project struggled. As a result, only a small number of signs were placed around the state through 2007. However in 2008, MMA obtained a grant from the Hugh C. Becker Foundation that allowed MMA to renew this

  • Floy-tagging a Lake Ovid muskie

    Lake Ovid Floy Tagging

    In 2008, MMA worked with the Michigan DNR to tag angler-captured muskellunge in Lake Ovid (Clinton Co.) for the purpose of determining population density and angler exploitation.

  • An Elk Chain muskellunge recovering after being implanted with an ultrasonic transmitter.

    Elk Chain Tracking Study

    One of a few muskellunge populations in Michigan that are self-sustaining, albeit at a low density, is in the Elk Chain of lakes, comprised of Elk, Skegemog, Torch, Clam and Bellaire lakes.

  • A Thornapple muskellunge being implanted with an ultrasonic transmitter.

    Thornapple Lake Tracking Study

    Central Michigan University, Michigan DNR, Michigan Muskie Alliance, and Muskies, Inc. sponsored this study that kicked off in 2004 and continued through 2006.

  • Iowa fall fingerlings being stocked at a Michigan lake.

    Iowa – Michigan Muskie Transfer

    One of the first major projects MMA was responsible for was a partnership with the Iowa and Michigan DNRs.