Weekly Fishing Tip

Check out the DNR's weekly fishing tip, obtained from various angling resources throughout the state and country.

November 30, 2017: Save-the-Date for 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend
The 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend - February 17 and 18 - provides a perfect time to get more individuals and families out trying the sport of ice fishing.

As part of this weekend, all fishing license fees are waived for the two days with residents and out-of-state visitors allowed to enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all regulations still apply during that time.

To encourage involvement in the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, organized activities are often offered in communities across the state. These activities are coordinated by constituent groups, schools, parks (local/state), businesses and others. Will you be joining them and planning an event?

We've compiled numerous resources to help you plan and execute an event in your community. Simply visit michigan.gov/freefishing and look through the Free Fishing Weekend Event Planning e-Toolkit. If you've already been hosting Free Fishing Weekend events, thank you! We've got tools to help you as well via the Free Fishing Weekend Event Promotion e-Toolkit located at the website listed previously. Resources in this e-Toolkit include outreach and public relations materials.

Come fishing with us this February - for more information, visit michigan.gov/freefishing.

Archived Weekly Fishing Tips
Check out the older weekly fishing tips the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has shared with anglers by visiting the Weekly Fishing Tip Archive Page.