At this time, a commercial fish guide permit is NOT needed to use DNR-managed boating access sites for the purpose of providing fish guiding services. The only exception are those guides who provide fish guiding services on the Pere Marquette River. The number of permitted fishing guides on the Pere Marquette River system has been capped and no new permits are being issued at this time.
All others simply need:
- A valid inland pilot or captains license
- A valid fishing license
- Recreation Passport if using DNR launches
If you have questions please contact:
Lori Ruff, 989-275-5151 x 2722006