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, fishing, for FREE!
The 2018 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 17 & 18 and this summer: June 9 & 10.
Getting Involved in a Free Fishing Weekend
- 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend event registration form
Events registered by Friday, February 2 will receive materials from us to support their event! Please note, only events open to the public will be accepted.
- 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
- 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend - official event list
Check out the official events registered for the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend this June!
- 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend - official event list
Check out the official events scheduled for this winter's Free Fishing Weekend!
- Fishing Season Calendar
- 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!
- Take Me Fishing! The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's official fishing initiative.