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Gather your fishing gear and head out to a new fishing spot or an old favorite. Find a place to fish and make sure you have your 2023 fishing license. Don't forget to refer to the 2023 Fishing Guide for current rules and regulations.
June 10 and 11 is Free Fishing Weekend! Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing on inland and Great Lakes waters for free! All fishing regulations will still apply.
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Identify Michigan's fish species, their habitat and how to fish for them.
Accessible fishing piers and easy-access waters across the state.
Learn to fish
Resources to help you get started fishing, including how-to videos and more.
Includes more than 50 species for which you can compete for honors.
Learn how to report marked or tagged fish.
Learn about the Fishing Tournament Information System.
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