Summer Free Fishing Weekend set for June 8-9|
Fishing clinics and special events are planned
throughout the state to welcome Michigan's annual summer
Free Fishing Weekend June 8-9. For these two days, residents
and nonresidents can fish without purchasing a fishing
license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.
Michigan offers some of the finest and most diverse
freshwater fishing in the country with more than 3,000 miles
of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350
miles of rivers and streams.
Free Fishing Weekend is an excellent opportunity for
experienced anglers to introduce fishing to a friend, child
or family member who has never cast a line. Many
organizations, including local chambers of commerce, fishing
clubs, businesses and conservation clubs have organized
special instructional fishing events, and although many of
these clinics are aimed at youngsters, a growing number now
offer instruction to new anglers of all ages.
To see the list of clinics scheduled for Free Fishing
Weekend, visit the DNR Web site at www.michigandnr.com. For
additional events, see the Recreational Boating and Fishing
Foundation's Water Works Wonders Web site at
www.waterworkswonder.org. Click on events, select the
"Michigan" directory, click on any event, and enter your zip
code to see a list of events within a 50-mile radius.