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 2015 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 14 & 15 and this summer: June 13 & 14.
Getting Involved in a Free Fishing Weekend
- 2015 Winter Free Fishing Weekend - Event Registration Form Register your 2015 Winter Free Fishing Weekend event and you may receive special materials from the DNR and 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 January 30 will be entered into a drawing to win one of two "No Tangle Fishing Poles"!
- 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
- 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!
- Michigan's Recreation Passport When you buy your $10 Recreation Passport, your money goes to preserve and protect locals parks, trails and historic and cultural sites in state parks. The Recreation Passport also replaces the state park sticker to get you into all 99 state parks and 1,000 boat launches.
- 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.