The twice-per-year event, put on by the state Department of Natural Resources, waives all fishing license fees so participants may fish both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish at no charge. All fishing regulations do still apply.
“As many Michiganders know, fishing isn’t just for summertime,” said Marleau, R-Lake Orion. “Michigan is beautiful this time of year. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this free fishing weekend.”
Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.
For more information on the Winter Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.