About Free Fishing Weekend
- Subscribe to Free Fishing Weekend Updates from Michigan DNR
- Michigan's Free Fishing Weekends: An annual traditionTwo days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
The 2014 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 15 & 16 and this summer: June 7 & 8.
Getting Involved in a Free Fishing Weekend
- Register your 2014 Summer Free Fishing Weekend eventFill out our online survey to register your official 2014 Summer Free Fishing Weekend event. Events should be open to the public and will be promoted as such. Individual/family fishing trips will not be accepted.
- Free Fishing Weekend Event Planning e-ToolkitThinking about coordinating a Free Fishing Weekend event? Feel free to use these materials as you start planning.
- Free Fishing Weekend Event Media/Promotion e-ToolkitAlready have a Free Fishing Weekend event planned? Feel free to use these materials as you promote your event.
Official Free Fishing Weekend Activities
- Michigan Charter Boat AssociationAre 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 PassportWhen 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 AroundFor 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.