Resources to help you get started

  • Family Friendly Fishing Waters icon Family Friendly Fishing

    Fishing spots that are family friendly, easy to access and have a high likelihood of catching fish.

  • weekly fishing report icon Weekly Fishing Report

    This weekly report is intended to give you an idea of fishing conditions around the state.

  • license information icon License Info

    Information on who needs a license, how much they cost and where you can buy them.

  • Michigan Charter Boat Association logo Michigan Charter Boats

    Check out the Michigan Charter Boat Association to find a trip where you would like to fish.

  • Trout Trails icon Trout Trails

    Biologist-verified great trout waters with site descriptions, regulations and more.

  • Great Lakes icon Great Lakes Fishing Roadmaps

    Prime fishing sites on the Great Lakes and times of year when great opportunities exist.

  • fishing icon Fishing Home Page

    Visit the fishing home page for more information about fishing in Michigan.


Learn to fish videos

  • Fishing safety and etiquitte

  • Choosing the right equipment

  • How to: Fishing for Panfish

  • How to: Baiting Fish

  • How to: Catch and Release

  • Clean and care for your catch