Marleau encourages residents to fish for free on June 13–14

LANSING, Mich. — Michiganders and out-of-state visitors can enjoy two days of free fishing this weekend, June 13 and 14, said state Sen. Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion.

“I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the weekend than to get out and fish Michigan’s beautiful lakes and rivers,” Marleau said. “I hope everyone takes advantage of the free fishing this weekend.”

The twice-per-year free fishing 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 still apply.

For more information on the Summer Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit