Calling all anglers! Get your spoons, baits and spinners ready! Michigan's free fishing weekend is here! Twice a year for 2 days, Michigan's premiere outdoor activity is free. The Department of Natural Resources has announced the dates for Free Fishing in Michigan. The 2021 Free Fishing Weekend dates for winter: February 13 & 14 and summer: June 12 & 13.

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Fishing licenses will be waived for these 2 days. Typically for Michigan residents, the license cost is $26. Normally, the recreation passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots but on Free Fishing days, the need for the passport is NOT required. Residents and out of state residents can enjoy entry into all the Michigan parks. All fishing regulations still apply.

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Bass, Perch, Walleye, Trout, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Smelt, and Salmon can all be found in Michigan inland lakes, rivers and Great Lakes. Get you your rods and reels, hooks, sinkers, bobbers and baits ready. Click here for a roadmap to Michigan fishing.