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Fishing in the Upper Peninsula

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery hosts children’s fishing day

June 5, 2017

A young angler holds up his coaster brook trout with his parents by his side. The fish was caught at the 9th annual children’s fishing day at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Michigan. Photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS.
A young angler holds up his coaster brook trout with his parents by his side. The fish was caught at the 9th annual children’s fishing day at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Michigan. Photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS.

The sun was out and fishing lines in the water as children and their families celebrated the 9th annual children’s fishing day at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Michigan. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Pendills Creek Hatchery, more than 250 attendees were provided free lunch and all young anglers went home with a brand new tackle box.

Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across the fishing pond as children reeled in 15 inch coaster brook trout and 10 inch rainbow trout. Prior to the event, Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery, with support from sister hatcheries Genoa and Jordan River,  stocked 750 fish into the pond. The fishing event underscores the commitment of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our hatchery friends groups to enhancing public access to our national fish hatcheries and supporting recreational fishing opportunities.

Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and contributes to the restoration of lake trout populations in the Great Lakes. The hatchery annually produces up to a million lake trout. The fish are then distributed into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

In addition to learning more about the work of the hatchery, visitors to Pendills Creek can also enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year, including a picnic pavilion and Lake Superior beach access. Only an hour north of the Mackinac Bridge, stop by for a visit on your next trip to the Upper Peninsula!

Learn more about Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery and plan your visit.

More than 250 people attended the fishing event. Photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS.
More than 250 people attended the fishing event. Photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS.