SUMMER FREE FISHING WEEKEND SET FOR JUNE 10-11|
LANSING--Michigan's annual summer Free Fishing Weekend,
slated for June 10-11, is fast approaching! Thousands of
experienced and "first-time" anglers will celebrate
Michigan's rich and unique freshwater fishing opportunities
on this special weekend that has become a Michigan
tradition. For these two days, all fishing license fees will
be waived for residents and nonresidents, though all other
fishing regulations still apply.
There are many ways to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend. Many
experienced anglers will take time to pass on their skills,
expertise and appreciation for the state's aquatic resources
to a new generation of anglers. Many organizations,
including local chambers of commerce, fishing clubs,
businesses and conservation clubs, have organized special
instructional fishing events, and although many clinics are
targeted to youth, most Free Fishing Weekend events have
something for the entire family.
Increasing numbers of adults have expressed an interest in
learning how to fish. If you are an experienced angler, this
weekend is a perfect time to invite someone out for his or
her first fishing trip, whether your guest is a young
person, family member or friend.
Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the
world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline,
11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams,
including 12,600 miles of trout waters, of which, nearly
1,000 miles are considered Michigan's finest "blue ribbon"
To review the list of clinics scheduled for Free Fishing
Weekend, visit the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mi.us, or
call the Fisheries Division at 517-373-1280.