LANSING—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, on Feb. 14-15, 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.
“The 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 Winter Free Fishing Weekend.”
It is important to note that ice fishing can be dangerous for those who don’t follow safety procedures or head out unprepared. To help make sure your time is a safe and enjoyable one, please see the following link for more safety information: 2015 Free Fishing Weekend.
“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,” said Green. “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.”