Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8|
Fishing clinics and special events are planned throughout the state to celebrate Michigan's annual summer Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8. 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, including 1,000 miles of blue ribbon trout 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 in observance of this weekend.
To see a list of clinics scheduled for Free Fishing Weekend, visit the State of Michigan web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr.