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Volunteers doing Fish Monitoring on the Rouge

Fish Monitoring

Friends of the Rouge began collecting data on Rouge River fish since 2012 thanks to Robert Muller who came to us with a request to do an internship and a lifetime of experience collecting and raising native fish. We now have the most up-to-date Rouge River fish data since the Michigan DNR’s 1998 Rouge River Assessment.  We have sampled 135 sites and identified 55 native and 9 non-native species.  Click the buttons below for more information.

  Sampling Sites Map

Fish Found,  Photos and Range Maps


2022 Rouge River Fish Survey Report

2020-21 Rouge River Fish Survey Report

2018 Rouge River Fish Survey Report

2017-18 Rouge River Fish Survey Reports