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Fishing

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 2022 fishing license. Don't forget to refer to the 2022 Fishing Guide for current rules and regulations.

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Free Fishing Weekend

Feb. 18 and 19 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.


Free Fishing Weekend details
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Fishing license information

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

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Regulations

Find trout and salmon maps, walleye info, harvest reporting and more. See the fishing guide for all current regulations.

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Ice fishing

Find great fishing locations, ice safety info, how-to videos and more.

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Fishing locations

Great places to fish including maps and management unit information.

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Weekly fishing report

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

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Fish stocking database

Find the locations we have stocked fish, how many were stocked and what species.

Michigan fishes

Identify Michigan's fish species, their habitat and how to fish for them.

Accessible fishing

Accessible fishing piers and easy-access waters across the state.

Master Angler

Includes more than 50 species for which you can compete for honors.

Tournaments

Learn about the Fishing Tournament Information System.

Visitors discover how the DNR raise millions of fish for Michigan Lakes, rivers and streams

Hatcheries

Visit our fish hatcheries to see the fish rearing process and learn about Michigan's waters.

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Michigan DNR Hunt Fish app

Licenses, permits, regulations, maps, drawing results and more. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

At work for you

Helping you discover, explore and enjoy Michigan's world-class fishing and the aquatic habitats that make it possible. Learn how we manage Michigan's fisheries for current and future generations.

Managing Michigan's fisheries

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Fishing in Michigan:

Once per month updates about fishing in Michigan, including connections to resources and opportunities.