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Fishing Michigan

EZFishing brings you Michigan's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 10938 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Michigan Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Michigan.

Michigan Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Michigan?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

Michigan Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Michigan Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Michigan's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Michigan Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Michigan.

  • Flags to welcome vets at Fish On For Freedom
  • Thirty boats — the pride of the Ludington charter boat fishing fleet, and a few from other harbors — will weigh anchor about 5:30 a.m. at Harbor View Marina, and, following a prayer of camaraderie near the pierhead, motor onto Lake Michigan in search ...
  • Ludington Daily News
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  • 6/22/2017 5:53:00 PM
  • Get ready for the 60th annual Carp Carnival's food, fun and fishing
  • MICHIGAN CENTER, MI - One tagged carp worth a $1,000 prize is swimming in Center Lake. The prize goes to the fisherman who spears or bows the fish at the 60th annual Carp Carnival, hosted by the Michigan Center Lions and Lioness Club in Leoni Township Park
  • MLive
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  • 6/21/2017 8:36:00 PM
  • Michigan’s Bass Fishing Mecca
  • The golf community knows Gaylord, Michigan as Michigan’s Golf Mecca. With over 30 courses within a 30-mile radius of the Gaylord city limits, it is truly a hub for the sport. However, Gaylord is also a hub for another, lesser known hot spot in Michigan ...
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  • 6/21/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • World-Class Browns and Lakers
  • Eric Hataaja has put himself and former Fishing Club director Steve Pennaz on some monster trout on Lake Michigan in the Milwaukee harbor, and shows Steve just how easy it is to catch these big ol' fish. Shortly after the gobies invaded the lake they ...
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  • 6/20/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • Be aware of rule changes for lake trout and splake fishing
  • As lake trout continue to claim a bigger share of sport fishing interest on lakes Michigan and Huron, regulations on that fishing have been relaxed. New rules govern lake trout and splake fishing on those lakes and “drowned river mouths” following ...
  • Midland Daily News
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  • 6/20/2017 5:01:00 AM
  • A father has a lot to do with passing on the fishing gene
  • When he worked a fly rod in tight quarters on a Michigan trout stream, he took on an air of Baryshnikov although his physical makeup was much closer to that of Burl Ives. He taught those sons the true worth of fish as a food source, one that should never .
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  • 6/18/2017 4:55:00 AM
  • Kids' Free Fishing Day At NMC's Great Lakes Campus Today
  • More than 500 young anglers are expected to attend the eleventh annual Kids’ Free Fishing Day today (Saturday) at Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus. Children accompanied by an adult are invited to join in the free fishing fun from 9am to .
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  • 6/17/2017 4:26:00 AM
  • Fourth-graders and Fish Tales
  • "Let's talk fish!" a Department of Natural Resources official told a group of Southeast Elementary School students, as they learned about the process of hatching and raising fish to stock Michigan's lakes, streams and rivers. They spent the day at the Wolf
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  • 6/16/2017 1:13:00 PM
  • Michigan fish hatcheries help balance the ecosystem
  • Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand. That’s been especially true in Michigan when it comes to replenishing lost fish populations and establishing new ones in the Great Lakes and inland waters. By the late 19th century, fish had begun ...
  • The Rapidian
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  • 6/15/2017 7:33:00 PM
  • Bob Gwizdz: Pulling a shift at the fish factory
  • PRUDENVILLE — It’s pretty easy to see why Houghton Lake is one of Michigan’s most popular fisheries. “It’s a definite fish factory,” said veteran walleye pro Mark Martin. “There are multitudes of fish and multitudes of ways you can catch them.”
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 6/15/2017 7:03:00 PM
  • 4 Reasons To Go Kayak Fishing This Summer
  • Kayak rigged and ready to launch for a day of fishing. Photo courtesy of Lake Michigan Angler Kayaks are not just limited to small water; a lot of people are hitting bigger waterways like Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, and even the Great Lakes.
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  • 6/12/2017 4:24:00 PM
  • Changes to Lake Trout Regs in Lake Huron, Michigan
  • At its meeting Thursday in Houghton, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved fishing regulation changes regarding lake trout and splake in lakes Michigan and Huron and Type F drowned river mouth lakes. These regulations went into effect June 9.
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  • 6/12/2017 5:45:00 AM
  • Marysville’s inaugural fishing clinic attracts nearly 100 kids
  • Ben Lasher, the local conservation officer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, delivered a 45-minute clinic on proper fishing to the prospective anglers, covering everything from size and catch limits, legal fishing seasons, good ...
  • Voice News
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  • 6/12/2017 2:00:00 AM
  • Trolling tradition: Lake Superior angler would rather have salmon
  • "One thing about this new regulation," Massoglia said. "It gave me a private fishing area. Everyone goes to Michigan." Massoglia and his son, Tate, 20, of Saxon, Wis., were headed out of Saxon Harbor near the Wisconsin-Michigan border to see if they could
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 6/11/2017 4:18:00 AM
  • Anglers welcome warm weather during Free Fishing Weekend
  • This weather is perfect timing for those who love to fish in mid-Michigan, and what better way to do it than for free? NBC25/FOX66 caught up with one family at Mott Lake that caught a big catfish. It was almost bigger than the kid that caught it!
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  • 6/11/2017 3:58:00 AM
  • 2017 Semi-Annual Free Fishing Weekend
  • The DNR’s semi-annual Free Fishing Weekend allowed people to enjoy some of the fine fishing Michigan has to offer. Everyone, residents and non-residents alike, were allowed to fish this weekend without a license. The DNR also waived the regular ...
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  • 6/11/2017 12:20:00 AM
  • List of events for Free Fishing Weekend
  • The Free Fishing Weekend for the summer of 2017 is set for June 10 and 11. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says all fishing license fees will be waived during these two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland
  • Up North Live
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  • 6/10/2017 4:30:00 PM
  • Anglers flock to Flint River for annual fishing tournament
  • Fish the Bricks is a family-friendly event where people leisurely and competitively fish along the Flint River. The event is a part of Michigan's free fishing weekend and is put on by the Flint Downtown Development Authority and the Flint River Watershed .
  • MLive
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  • 6/10/2017 4:07:00 PM
  • Youth, parents can fish for free throughout Michigan this weekend
  • Comments posted to are the responsibility of the individuals posting them and the comments are not the views or opinions of the Cadillac News or its employees. If you believe a comment violates the Cadillac News’ terms of use please mark .
  • Cadillac News
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  • 6/10/2017 3:28:00 PM
  • Experience #MiFreeFishingWeekend June 10-11 and enjoy the outdoors
  • SOUTHFIELD, MICH (WXYZ) - Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone - residents and non-residents alike - can fish without a ...
  • WXYZ
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  • 6/10/2017 10:10:00 AM
  • Fishing and Boating in Michigan
  • In addition to the four Great Lakes, fishing in Michigan can mean wetting a line on one of the state’s scenic rivers or boating on one of the state’s glacial lakes. This section will provide you with information such as where to purchase a fishing ...
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  • 6/9/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • Michigan's free fishing weekend likely to draw lots of Ohioans
  • This weekend it's free to fish in the state of Michigan. Ohio residents... that includes you. Normally, you would have to pay $10 a day for a permit or more than $70 for a season-long permit, but not this weekend. Fishing is free on Saturday and Sunday.
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  • 6/9/2017 10:44:00 PM
  • This Weekend is Free Fishing Weekend
  • The DNR wants you to grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the fine fishing Michigan has to offer this weekend. Everyone, residents and non-residents alike, can fish this weekend without a license during the Free Fishing Weekend. Additionally, during the ..
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  • 6/9/2017 9:52:00 PM
  • Gone Fishing – Free Fishing in Michigan this weekend
  • MICHIGAN - It is a free fishing weekend in Michigan, so get out there and give it a try, even if you don't have a license. For more details, visit the DNR website here. And if you catch a bass, enter the Al & Bob's Big Bass Photo Contest on their website .
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Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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Look up the following list of fishing clubs in Michigan.

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