Free Fishing Weekend returns in 2021!
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
The 2021 Free Fishing Weekend dates for winter: February 13 & 14 and summer: June 12 & 13.
All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites 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.
In addition to Free Fishing Weekend on June 12 & 13, 2021, residents and nonresidents legally can ride without buying an ORV license or trail permit during Free ORV Weekends. All other ORV rules and laws still apply. For more information about Free ORV Weekends, visit Michigan.gov/ORVInfo.
Want to know when future Free Fishing Weekends will be? The winter weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday of President's Day weekend and the summer weekend is always the Saturday and Sunday following the first full week of June.
2022 Free Fishing Weekend Dates:
Winter: February 19 & 20, 2022
Summer: June 11 & 12, 2022