Free Fishing Weekend returns in June!
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premier outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
The 2020 Free Fishing Weekend for summer: June 13 & 14.
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.
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.
Three Free Weekend this summer
During the summer Free Fishing Weekend (June 13 & 14), not only can you fish for free and enter state parks for free, but that weekend is also Free ORV weekend!
My First Fish!
Celebrate the catching of a child's first fish with these printable certificates:
Registration will open for 2021 Winter Free Fishing Weekend events in December of 2020.
At this time we are not registering events for June 2020 as they often draw large crowds and people are not able to social distance during these festivities. We hope that you will enjoy Free Fishing Weekend this summer with your families.
- 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.
- 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.