Great Lakes Whitefish: The Great Fish

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Welcome to the Home of Michigan Great Lakes Whitefish.

Michigan is surrounded by the largest freshwater system in the world, commonly known as the Great Lakes. With 6 quadrillion gallons of water, this amazing ecosystem is home to many species of fantastic fish, including the delicious and versatile Great Lakes whitefish.

Michigan fishermen are out every day, early in the morning, on the pristine waters to bring back the freshest, best-tasting wild-caught whitefish for your plate. By choosing Michigan whitefish you are assured the most flavorful fish: packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that make it a powerhouse of nutrition.

Take a dip into this site to learn about this versatile fish and its fishermen. You'll also find out how to locate Michigan whitefish for yourself and cook it to perfection with one of our many recipes. One bite and you'll be hooked.

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Featured Fish Recipe

  • Nice & Spicy Great Lakes Whitefish

    Here’s a recipe with a little heat and a Latin flair. Makes a complete meal with an array of sour cream, black bean chips and salsa or a fresh green salad. Follow with a cool and creamy dessert or a dish of seasonal fruit.

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Featured Fishing Family

  • Fairport Fisheries

    At the tip of Michigan’s Garden Peninsula lies tiny Fairport which, as the name suggests, has docks for boats such as the Martha Jean, the Peterson brothers’ 45 foot trap net fishing vessel.