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  • Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!

    The 2018 Free Fishing Weekends are scheduled for this winter: February 17 & 18 and this summer: June 9 & 10.

    All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

    During the Summer Free Fishing Weekend it is also Free ORV Weekend!

    Many locations around the state hold fun events during the weekend. Check back for events happening this year!

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