Fish of Lake Michigan
The lake's northern tier is in the colder, less developed upper Great
Lakes region, while its more temperate southern basin contains the Milwaukee and Chicago
metropolitan areas. Averaging 279 feet in depth, the lake reaches 925 feet at its deepest
point. Almost 100 species of fish have been recorded in Lake Michigan.
You can also find lists of fish found in Lake Superior, Lake
Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, non-native
species, or the complete list. Note that
not every species of fish found in the Great Lakes is included.
For current weather conditions, as reported by regional stations, see NOAA's Interactive Marine
Observations site. For more weather and fishing information, see the Fishing page under Special Features on this site.
More information on Lake Michigan.
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Brook Trout illustration copyright 1998 Gina
Lake Michigan photograph from "Visualizing the Great Lakes: Images
of a Region"
Burbot photograph (c) Shedd Aquarium (e-mail)
Last updated 05 February 2002 by Seaman