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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.

  • Free fishing, free ORV weekend starts Saturday in Michigan
  • You might want to get those fishing poles ready if you live in Michigan. Michigan's free fishing weekend starts Saturday, and you don't even have to live there to take part. All fishing licenses will be waived on both Saturday and Sunday. And you won't ...
  • WNDU
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  • 6/9/2018 4:55:00 AM
  • Quick warming of Otsego Lake causes fish die-off
  • A large number of dead fish have been washing up on the shores of a lake near Gaylord. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the dead fish along Otsego Lake are adult white suckers that have died after spawning. DNR biologist Dave Borgeson says
  • Interlochen Public Radio
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  • 6/8/2018 6:59:00 PM
  • Michigan DNR offers free fishing this weekend
  • Those looking for something to do this weekend can grab their fishing rods and head for the great outdoors. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is kicking off the summer with Free Fishing Weekend across the state of Michigan. All fees for fishing
  • WZZM
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  • 6/8/2018 1:14:00 PM
  • Free fishing and free ORV weekend in Michigan
  • June 9 and 10 are Michigan’s annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend. That means that Michiganders and nonresidents alike can fish without a license this weekend, although other fishing regulations still apply. Also, entry into public boating access sites ...
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 6/8/2018 12:43:00 PM
  • Michigan DNR holds Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10
  • MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re angling for some time to cast a line in Michigan’s waters, this weekend is for you. The state’s lone Free Fishing Weekend of the summer is Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. During that time, all anglers can ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 6/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Kids’ Fishing Derby At Young State Park
  • It is time to grab your fishing poles! State parks all across Michigan are having a free fishing weekend, but the Young State Park in Charlevoix County is going a step further with a kids fishing derby. Kids from all over the area can head over to the park
  • 9&10 News
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  • 6/7/2018 11:03:00 PM
  • It's a free fishing and ORV weekend at Michigan state parks
  • Nothing in life is free. Unless you're visiting a Michigan state park this weekend. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting its annual free fishing and off-road vehicle weekend across the state June 9-10. As part of the special event ...
  • MLive
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  • 6/7/2018 3:19:00 PM
  • Michigan: 'Three Free' weekend coming June 9-10
  • Grab a fishing rod, ride Michigan’s off-road trails and/or pay a visit to your favorite state park for free – all in the same weekend. During two back-to-back days, June 9-10, we invite residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/7/2018 8:36:00 AM
  • Unusually High Number of Dead Fish Washing Up in Otsego Lake
  • There’s growing concern as an alarming number of dead fish wash up on the banks of a Northern Michigan lake. The DNR has received several calls from people saying they’ve seen dozens of dead white sucker fish collecting along the banks of Otsego Lake ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 6/7/2018 12:39:00 AM
  • Michigan kicks off summer with Free Fishing Weekend
  • The State of Michigan is kicking off summertime fun with the Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. The Michigan DNR waives all fishing license fees, both days for residents and out-of-state visitors. All fishing regulations still apply.
  • The Morning Sun
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  • 6/6/2018 7:18:00 PM
  • Art Fish Fun offers free fishing, food, water facts this weekend
  • Established in honor of River Day, Art Fish Fun also takes place during Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend and Michigan Water Week. Information on career opportunities and news on the latest in the water and wastewater recovery industry will be provided by ..
  • The Oakland Press
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  • 6/6/2018 6:17:00 PM
  • Smart Shopper: Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, June 9 & 10
  • For two days, all fishing license fees will be waived in Michigan for Free Fishing Weekend. Whether you are visiting our wonderful state or have lived here for years, head out on June 9 and 10 for some great time near the water. Also, a Recreation Passport
  • FOX 17
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  • 6/6/2018 5:40:00 PM
  • Off-roading, fishing free this weekend
  • Grab a fishing rod, ride Michigan’s off-road trails and/or pay a visit to your favorite Michigan state park for free — all in the same weekend. On two back-to-back days, June 9-10, the Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of ...
  • Ludington Daily News
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  • 6/6/2018 3:48:00 PM
  • Michigan Fisheries Research Vessels Expand Knowledge of Great Lakes
  • While at a Great Lakes port this summer and fall, you might see one of the DNR’s four large fisheries research vessels conducting annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. The vessels are based out of Marquette, Alpena, Charlevoix and Harrison ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/5/2018 7:44:00 AM
  • Creel clerk talks to anglers, records fishing data for survey
  • ELK RAPIDS — Anglers on both arms of Grand Traverse Bay may notice Zach Smith hanging around this summer with his metal clipboard in hand, wearing the well-recognized green Michigan Department of Natural Resources polo shirt. Smith is a state fisheries ...
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 6/4/2018 7:36:00 PM
  • Festival reels fishing enthusiasts into downtown Elkhart
  • The duo used the event as a warm-up to a big fishing trip at Lake Michigan in a couple of weeks. “Let’s get broken in now and catch a few fish, and get ready for the big lake,” Tom said. Allen Welburn of Three Rivers, Michigan, meanwhile, reeled in a ...
  • The Goshen News
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  • 6/2/2018 11:13:00 PM
  • Cisco Fishing in Northern Lake Michigan
  • Anglers fishing northern Lake Michigan are well known for targeting lake whitefish and lake trout - jigging off the bottom for them for eons. But in the last decade a new fishery has emerged - and its one that's surprising a lot of people. "The new thing .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/1/2018 8:36:00 AM
  • Extreme fish die-off at Midland lake may impact fishermen, not swimmers
  • Reports and information from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and S&R Environmental Consulting indicate the fish are suffocating from a lack of oxygen, Heil said. "The reason for the oxygen depletion was a reversal in the water column," Heil sa
  • MLive
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  • 6/1/2018 1:04:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Bass Fishing Season is Here
  • Know how those bass respond to it. The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center is hosting a bass fishing tournament this Saturday at 7 am on Houghton Lake. Admission is $100 per boat. All proceeds will go to help stop child abuse.
  • 9&10 News
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  • 5/31/2018 10:59:00 PM
  • Trying to get pregnant? Eat more fish
  • Researchers tracked outcomes over the course of a year from 501 couples in Michigan and Texas trying to get pregnant. The couples who ate four-ounce servings of fish twice a week or more had sexual intercourse roughly 22 percent more frequently than those
  • news.harvard.edu
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  • 5/31/2018 9:06:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: Lake Erie yielding walleye as river runs conclude
  • In Michigan, the bass season is closed through June 15 on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. Detroit River: Guide Spencer Berman reports that the walleye fishing on the waterway had remained hot with quick limits coming most days.
  • The Blade
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  • 5/31/2018 1:32:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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