FREE WINTER FISHING WEEKEND PREMIERES FEBRUARY 19-20|
LANSING--Michigan's first Free Winter Fishing Weekend
will take place February 19-20, which precedes the
observance of President's Day on Monday, February 21.
On Saturday, February 19, and Sunday, February 20,
fishing license fees will be waived for both residents and
nonresidents, though all fishing regulations still apply.
The new Free Winter Fishing Weekend was designed to
invite both Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors to
discover that Michigan provides four seasons of fishing fun
for many popular species of fish. Those who try fishing
during the Free Winter Fishing Weekend may well find a new
Making the winter free fishing days available on the
weekend preceding the observance of President's Day
recognizes that many families and individuals already may be
travelling or recreating over the holiday weekend. It also
may encourage others to enjoy a long weekend by spending
Those who participate in the Free Fishing Weekend are
reminded that a fishing license will be needed to fish on
Monday, February 21.
Michigan's popular summer Free Fishing Weekend, which
always is observed in conjunction with National Fishing
Week, will be held June 10-11 this year.
These special opportunities are long-term investments
designed to heighten the awareness of all citizens of the
importance of being good stewards of Michigan's unique
The new Free Winter Fishing Weekend places a special
emphasis on the diverse outdoor recreation that Michigan has
to offer during every season throughout the year.