Something Free

A weekend to get hooked on fishing

If you’ve been itching to try out angling (fancy word for fishing) but not ready to splurge on getting a license, no worries. You can go fishing for free June 13-14.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Free Fishing Weekend allows Michigan residents and out- of-state visitors the opportunity to fish without a fishing license. All fishing license fees will be waived those two days, and participants can fish on both inland and Great Lakes waters for many species of fish. All fishing regulations, including catch and keep limits, will still apply.

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