About Free Fishing Weekend
- Subscribe to Free Fishing Weekend Updates from Michigan DNR
- Michigan's Free Fishing Weekends: An annual tradition Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
The 2016 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 13 & 14 and this summer: June 11 & 12.
Getting Involved in a Free Fishing Weekend
- 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend - Event Registration Form Register your 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend event and you may receive special materials from the DNR, plus your event/activity may be profiled in media efforts. Please do not fill out this event registration until you have all the relevant details figured out; including the date, time and location of your event. All events registered by May 28 will receive materials.
- Free Fishing Weekend Event Planning e-Toolkit Thinking about coordinating a Free Fishing Weekend event? Feel free to use these materials as you start planning.
- Free Fishing Weekend Event Media/Promotion e-Toolkit Already have a Free Fishing Weekend event planned? Feel free to use these materials as you promote your event.
- Fishing Calendar of Events
- Michigan Charter Boat Association Are you interested in celebrating Free Fishing Weekend by taking a charter trip? Visit the Michigan Charter Boat Association's website to find a boat/captain near you!
- Fishing Technique: Ice Fishing, The Coolest Sport Around For many people, fishing is the most relaxing way to spend the day. And in the winter months the most popular angling activity is ice fishing. To those who have never tried it, ice fishing is sometimes looked upon as an oddity, but for others, ice fishing is the best kind of fishing.
- Get your Recreation Passport for four seasons of fun
Michigan's Recreation Passport means four seasons of fun in Michigan's woods and waters, and it also helps preserve Michigan's outdoors for future generations.
When you buy your Recreation Passport, you get access to all 102 state parks, plus state trailhead parking, boat launches and harbors.
Michigan motorists can get the Recreation Passport through the Secretary of State by checking "yes" when renewing a license plate online, by mail, at Self Service Stations, or at a branch office. Save time, renew online!
- Take Me Fishing! The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's official fishing initiative.