LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to increase awareness of Michigan’s great fishing, the state offers two weekends each year when residents and out-of-state visitors can get together and enjoy fishing — at no charge.
During the upcoming weekend, June 13-14, all fishing license fees will be waived, but all fishing regulations will still apply. Residents and visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland lakes and the Great Lakes for all species of fish.
“Free fishing weekends offer a great opportunity for Michigan anglers, and those who have never gone fishing, to experience Michigan’s great outdoors,” said state Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville. “This year, the annual tradition brings a variety of free activities that are available throughout the state as part of the 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend.”
To encourage involvement in the free fishing weekend, organized activities are being scheduled in communities across the state. Activities are coordinated by a variety of organizations, including local and state parks, constituent groups, schools, businesses and others.
“With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 36,000 miles of rivers and 11,000 inland lakes, Michigan is home to some of the world’s best fishing,” Green said. “I encourage the millions of Michigan sportsmen and women from every part of our state to get out and enjoy Michigan’s beautiful natural resources.”
For more information on the Summer Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit www.Michigan.gov/FreeFishing