Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

Fish for free in Michigan June 13 & 14
Summer Free Fishing Weekend graphicThe annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. On that weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

Michigan has been celebrating the Summer Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to promote awareness of the state’s vast water resources. With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline; 11,000 inland lakes; and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, fishing and Michigan go hand in hand.

There are so many ways to participate in the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend. Consider the following:

  • Attend an official 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend event!
    Organized activities are being scheduled in communities across the state. Find the event closest to you by visiting michigan.gov/freefishing.
  • Visit a Family Friendly Fishing Water!
    Grab your friends and/or family and head out to one of the various waterbodies in Michigan designated as a Family Friendly Fishing Water. These locations are easy to access, have a high likelihood of catching fish, and offer various amenities. Locations are available in every county of the state and offer great experiences for visitors.
  • Plan a trip to a state park!
    Many of Michigan’s state parks offer great fishing opportunities. With a Rec Passport you can experience them all for one low price.
  • My family and I are going to try our hands at a little bass, perch, sunfish, fishing, and anything else that will bite over the holidays.  The grandkids always get a kick out of reeling in a “monster bluegill” and having Papa take plenty of pictures of their trophy.  Most of you have a long weekend coming, so get out there and enjoy what Michigan Lakes and streams has to offer.

For all things Fishing in Michigan – visit michigan.gov/fishing.

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