Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery maintains lake trout brood stock as well as future brood stock. Various ages of lake trout brood can be viewed throughout the year. Access to Sullivan Creek NFH is restricted due to the sensitivity of our valuable adult broodfish.
Location and Contact Information
Tours are by appointment only. Please call Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery beforehand to see if viewing of our broodfish is available.
The lake trout is a freshwater char living as a main predator in the Great Lakes. Lake trout are native to the Great Lakes and historically provided a large commercial fishery. Wild lake trout populations nearly vanished after years of overfishing and losses from parasitic sea lamprey. Hatchery stocking was initiated in an effort to stop the decline of this valuable resource and initiation of effective control of sea lamprey.