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
- 2016 Winter Free Fishing Weekend - Event Registration Form
Register your 2016 Winter 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 February 1 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.
Official Free Fishing Weekend Activities
- 2016 Winter Free Fishing Weekend - official event list
Check out the official events scheduled for this winter's Free Fishing Weekend!
- 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend - official event list Check out the official events registered for the 2015 Summer Free Fishing Weekend this June!
- VIDEO: How-To go ice fishing for panfish & pike
- 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.
- Take Me Fishing! The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's official fishing initiative.