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DNR Hosting Free Fishing Weekend

DNR Hosting Free Fishing Weekend

If you've never been ice fishing and want to give it a try, this is the weekend to do it.

The Department of Natural Resources says everyone in Michigan - including residents and non-residents - can fish without a license Saturday and Sunday, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

The two days make up the Winter Free Fishing Weekend - an annual effort to promote Michigan's plentiful fishing opportunities.

While many individuals and families will bundle up and head out to fish for free on their own, the DNR says there are numerous organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the weekend as well.

Michigan has been celebrating the winter free fishing weekend annually since 1994 as a way to promote awareness of and better connection to the state's vast aquatic resources and fishing opportunities.

DNR oficials say with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and 11,000 inland lakes - Michigan and fishing are a perfect match.

 

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