About Hutchins Lake

About Hutchins Lake

Coordinates: +42° 34′ 47.28″, -86° 7′ 48.00″

Elevation:  636 Feet

Surface Area:  380 Acres

Maximum Depth: 34 Feet

Mean Depth:  10.1 Feet

Lake Volume: 3,865 Acre-Feet

Shoreline Length:  4.7 Miles

Shoreline Development Factor: 1.7

Fishes of Hutchins Lake

This list is compiled from DNR Fisheries Division studies, fish occurrence in similar lakes in southwestern Michigan, and angler observations.

Alewife (2), Banded Killifish, Black Crappie, Blacknose Shiner, Bluegill, Bluntnose Minnow, Bowfin, Brook Silverside, Brown Bullhead, Central Mudminnow, Channel Catfish (2), Chestnut Lampery (1), Common Carp, Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Flathead Catfish, (2), Golden Shiner, Grass Pickeral, Green Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Lake Chubsucker, Lake Sturgeon (2), Largemouth Bass, Northern Logperch, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Sand Shiner, Smallmouth Bass (2), Spotted Gar, Tadpole Madtom, Warmouth, Western, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch

(1) Not supported by collections from lake but assumed present.
(2) Released/planted in lake by private parties; not native to lake.

Progressive AE Reports

Water Quality Reports

This report provides background information on lake water quality and a discussion of sampling results.

Hutchins Lake 2023 Water Quality Report

Aquatic Plant Control Program

For the past several years, a nuisance plant control program has been ongoing on Hutchins Lake. The primary objective of the program is to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants while preserving beneficial plant species.

Hutchins Lake Aquatic Plant Control Program 2023 Activity Summary

How’s My Waterway?

View water quality reports for Hutchins Lake and the Hutchins Lake Watershed.

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