Hook, Line and Sinker: Learn to fish with the DNR

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Here's your chance. Hook, Line and Sinker is a weekly fishing program available at over 30 state parks and fish hatcheries. We'll teach you casting and fishing basics, and can provide you with a rod and reel to use if you don't have your own. With step-by-step direction, you'll learn fishing basics like knot-tying, setting up your pole, casting, selecting and using bait, and removing fish from the hook.

The classes are offered free of charge, and participants under 17 do not need a fishing license.

Below are locations that may offer Hook, Line and Sinker classes. Please note, the links below are for each location's weekly program schedule. Hook, Line and Sinker may not be offered at every location each week. To find upcoming dates and times, please call the location your are interested in. You can look up each of these parks on our Recreation Search website.

For camping reservations, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 800-44-PARKS (800-447-2757).

Hands-on lessons on recreational activities like fishing, archery, kayaking and more are also available through the DNR's Recreation 101 program. Visit www.michigan.gov/rec101 to learn more.

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