Grab your fishing rods: You can fish for free in Michigan this weekend

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:30:45-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2020 Summer Free Fishing Weekend will be held on June 13 and 14.

Everyone can fish without a license, although other fishing regulations still apply.

During Free Fishing Weekends, the DNR waives the Recreation Passport entry fee normally required for vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas; however, the passport requirement has already been suspended until further notice.

The DNR has offered Free Fishing Weekends since 1986 as a way to promote awareness of the state's aquatic resources.

“Being outdoors and enjoying Michigan’s world-class fisheries never gets old,” said Jim Dexter, DNR Fisheries Division chief. “We encourage families to plan a day of fishing for this year’s summer Free Fishing Weekend to enjoy the fun of fishing together.”

Everyone is reminded to practice proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) from people who don't live in the same household.
For more information, visit Download the 2020 Fishing Guide for current regulations and information.