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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.

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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.

  • Michigan: Ice Fishermen Rescued on Saginaw Bay
  • The recent rescue of two ice fishermen on Saginaw Bay resulted from the quick thinking and persistence of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. “This was an outstanding rescue operation by all first responders on the scene ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/23/2018 7:24:00 AM
  • Sports briefs: Beach Bums; Gymnastics; Figure skating; Fly fishing
  • For more information, contact the Traverse City Figure Skating Club at 947-2267. 48th annual Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School scheduled TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited will conduct its 48th annual Fly Fishing School the weekend ..
  • Record-eagle.com
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  • 2/23/2018 4:07:00 AM
  • DNR researcher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Watertown Public Opinion
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  • 2/22/2018 3:22:00 PM
  • Near centenarian wades into a fly fishing course with Spokane Fly Fishers
  • “I took my first fly tying lesson in 1960,” said Stephens. The then 39-year-old Stephens was living in Michigan working for Kaiser Aluminum when the life-long angler decided to take up fly fishing. Nearly six decades later the 99-year-old fisherman is ...
  • Spokesman
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  • 2/22/2018 12:25:00 PM
  • DNR researcher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Star Tribune
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  • 2/21/2018 3:06:00 PM
  • DNR reseacher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes
  • He gets asked about that a lot. Miller has relatively few peers in neighboring states, but he communicates with a handful of like-minded fish geneticists in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan. As techniques improve, the DNA readouts on Minnesota fish should .
  • Star Tribune
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  • 2/21/2018 5:19:00 AM
  • Giant ‘fish tank’ filters clean PFAS from MI’s first known site
  • (WOOD) — It works like a giant fish tank filter, and it’s clearing out some of the likely carcinogen from Michigan’s first known PFAS site. The question is whether the system being used at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, near Lake ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/21/2018 5:07:00 AM
  • Meet the fishmongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
  • Metro Times
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  • 2/20/2018 2:10:00 AM
  • Meet the fish mongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
  • Metro Times
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  • 2/19/2018 7:14:00 PM
  • Ice fishing season expected to melt away with warmup
  • I think I'm going to be done pretty soon." Ice fisherman across the state might be done for the season after today with a big warmup and lots of rain making its way to Michigan this week. Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees in Bay and Saginaw ...
  • MLive
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  • 2/19/2018 6:53:00 PM
  • Seven fish taken during Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon season
  • Onaway, Mich. — The 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two-and-a-half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 2/19/2018 11:40:00 AM
  • DNR hosts free fishing weekend, but comes with caution
  • Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the weekend because it's free fishing weekend in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources is letting everyone grab their fishing poles, and catch a fish without a license. But officials are reminding all who venture ..
  • WWMT
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  • 2/18/2018 4:35:00 AM
  • Grab your gear: It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan
  • MICHIGAN -- Michigan's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend is being held Saturday and Sunday. People fishing will not need a license during the two days, but all fishing regulations still apply. Hunter Abbott, 13, of Belmont he enjoys ice fishing with ...
  • WXMI
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  • 2/18/2018 4:26:00 AM
  • Winter free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a weekend activity across the state: Free fishing weekend. DNR officials say everyone is welcome at state parks and recreation areas to fish without a license on Feb. 17 and 18, 2018. The DNR runs a
  • WWMT
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  • 2/17/2018 6:39:00 AM
  • Thin ice a concern going into ‘free fish’ weekend
  • This weekend is expected to be especially busy on Michigan lakes because its “free fish weekend,” one of the two weekends each year where the public can fish without having to pay for a license. Miller said he wants risk-takers to know that their ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/17/2018 3:38:00 AM
  • No License Required This Weekend To Fish in Michigan
  • Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won't need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources says admission is free at ..
  • WKAR
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  • 2/17/2018 2:45:00 AM
  • Kids Fishing License: What You Should Know
  • And I know I’m not the only one with memories like it. Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes that are home to nearly 150 species of fish, which makes our mitten prime fishing grounds. And since fishing allows people hours to sit and talk ...
  • Metro Parent
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  • 2/16/2018 9:15:00 PM
  • Experience free fishing weekend Feb. 17-18
  • Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone—residents and non-residents alike—can fish without a license ...
  • The Post
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  • 2/16/2018 6:12:00 PM
  • Calling all anglers: Fish for free this weekend
  • Break out the rod and line and enjoy some time on the water this weekend, even if you don't have a license to fish. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host their annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. All fishing ...
  • The Detroit News
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  • 2/16/2018 5:35:00 PM
  • Free Fishing in Michigan
  • LANSING (WKZO AM/FM) -- It’s a free fishing weekend in Michigan but stay off the ice. Twice a year the DNR waives license fees, and vehicles will be able to enter state parks and use boating sites without a recreational passport. It’s all in an effort ...
  • i929fm.com
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  • 2/16/2018 2:17:00 PM
  • No license required this weekend to fish in Michigan
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won’t need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/16/2018 10:48:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Free Fishing Weekend
  • If you are without a fishing license and would like to fish, this weekend is the time to do it! Every year the state of Michigan hosts its Free Fish Weekend on February 17 and 18. The DNR says it’s meant to be extra motivation to get those who don’t ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 2/15/2018 11:23:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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