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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.

  • Marka Zona and the big happenings in 2017
  • Over the past several years, BassFIRST has contacted that jolly elf, originally from the Chicago area, now residing in Parts Unknown, Michigan in his mystical workshop, Zona Claus, aka Mark Zona, for groovy Christmas gift ideas for fishing fanatics.
  • Walleye Fishing at Walleye FIRST
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  • 12/8/2017 11:05:00 PM
  • Marka Zona and the big happenings in 2017
  • Over the past several years, BassFIRST has contacted that jolly elf, originally from the Chicago area, now residing in Parts Unknown, Michigan in his mystical workshop, Zona Claus, aka Mark Zona, for groovy Christmas gift ideas for fishing fanatics.
  • Outdoors FIRST
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  • 12/8/2017 10:48:00 PM
  • Detroit woman finds worm in Whole Foods fish
  • DETROIT (CNN) -- A Michigan woman is demanding answers after she found a little surprise in the fish she bought at Whole Foods. Felicia Strickland wanted to eat more fresh, natural food, so the Detroit-area native stopped by Whole Foods for groceries.
  • WNDU
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  • 12/8/2017 6:26:00 PM
  • Michigan woman finds worm in fish purchased from Whole Foods
  • Let’s face it: A lot of us are trying to be healthier and make better choices when it comes to what we eat. Felicia Strickland of Southfield is no exception. So, she’s decided to shop at certain stores in particular. “Going to Whole Foods is a big deal.
  • WNEM
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  • 12/8/2017 4:00:00 PM
  • Countdown to ice fishing has begun
  • In northwest Michigan, fishing will completely depend on the weather, the DNR reported. Moderate temperatures this week mean no ice fishing. Lakes in the area have some skim ice but no safe ice. Walleye will bite right up until iceup, so those trolling or
  • Midland Daily News
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  • 12/7/2017 7:24:00 AM
  • Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce (Steamed Version)
  • Beer battered Fish and Chips. I made this tonight (with some Michigan beer) and it was easy and delicious! Chicken , not fish This whole baked red snapper recipe is delicious. It& baked with fresh ingredients inside, making it a tasty healthy choice for a
  • Pinterest
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  • 12/5/2017 3:58:00 AM
  • When it comes to ice fishing, 'Bro' knows
  • This year's schedule, I made sure to factor in some times to get out fishing. This year, I'm concentrating closer to home with the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana are my focus. That is 80 percent of the ice sales. I've already
  • INFORUM
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  • 12/4/2017 7:02:00 AM
  • When it comes to ice fishing, 'Bro' knows
  • This year's schedule, I made sure to factor in some times to get out fishing. This year, I'm concentrating closer to home with the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana are my focus. That is 80 percent of the ice sales. I've already
  • Grand Forks Herald
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  • 12/3/2017 1:55:00 PM
  • Fishing still slow as anglers wait for ice
  • With the holiday season drawing near, fishing activity continues to be slow, the DNR said. Rain and snow have curtailed activity in northern Michigan along with strong wind along the Great Lakes. The DNR acknowledges that many are waiting for colder ...
  • Midland Daily News
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  • 12/1/2017 6:48:00 AM
  • DNR Seeking Feedback on Commercial Fishing Nets
  • Proposed research to understand the potential benefits and impacts of commercial fishers using large mesh gill nets to catch whitefish on Lake Michigan is the topic of two public meetings. Currently, such large mesh gill nets are allowed in Wisconsin’s ...
  • doorcountypulse.com
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  • 11/30/2017 7:38:00 PM
  • Officials Take Public Feedback On Lake Michigan Fish Plan
  • GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) – Michigan officials are taking feedback on a long-term plan for managing Lake Michigan fish populations and future stocking activities. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting the last of three public meetings on ..
  • CBS Detroit
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  • 11/30/2017 4:02:00 AM
  • Officials take public feedback on Lake Michigan fish plan
  • Michigan officials are taking feedback on a long-term plan for managing Lake Michigan fish populations and future stocking activities. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting the last of three public meetings on the topics Thursday in Grand
  • WNEM
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  • 11/30/2017 12:17:00 AM
  • MSU prof seeks crowdfunding support for Great Lakes fish diet research
  • In 2017, anglers around the Great Lakes teamed up with scientists from U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wisconsin DNR, Michigan Sea Grant, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians ...
  • Michigan State University
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  • 11/29/2017 11:49:00 PM
  • Family: Death of man killed on Michigan fishing trip was hate crime
  • Things in Kalkaska, Mich., the 42-year-old Ward said, were “crazy,” said his brother Samuel Ward, 38, who remembers Brock telling him about how a resident had questioned what he — a black man from Inkster, Mich. — was doing there. "You never heard ...
  • USA TODAY on MSN.com
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  • 11/27/2017 4:04:00 PM
  • Michigan Announces New Record Cisco (lake herring) from Lake Ottawa
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today confirmed a new state-record fish for cisco (formerly known as lake herring). This marks the second state-record fish caught in 2017. The fish was caught Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. by Michael Lemanski of .
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 11/20/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • Michigan biologists to study river fish amid chemical fears
  • ROCKFORD, Mich. — Biologists with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are planning to take a second look at fish in the Rogue River because of growing water contamination concerns from nearby tannery dump sites. Testing from four years ago ...
  • WRAL.com
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  • 11/19/2017 11:35:00 AM
  • Bipartisan bill would make 'catfishing' illegal in Wisconsin
  • The term was coined in the 2010 documentary film, "Catfish," which follows a man from New York who enters a relationship with a woman from Michigan who, he finds out, does not exist. During the film, a story is told about catfish being placed in tanks of .
  • Madison.com
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  • 11/18/2017 1:42:00 PM
  • Fishing continues to slow
  • The DNR reports that fishing in Michigan continues to slow, but adds that now is a good time to go for walleye, perch, pike and muskie as the bite increases with water temperatures dropping. The DNR said steelhead fishing in the rivers will be good from ..
  • Midland Daily News
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  • 11/18/2017 2:48:00 AM
  • Night bite a fall fishing frenzy
  • Mick Malone, a longtime aficionado of this distinctive fishery, has a place on the Michigan shoreline of western Lake Erie and he donated an evening of “night bite” fishing to the auction. “I always like to take an interesting fishing trip of some ...
  • Toledo Blade
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  • 11/17/2017 10:41:00 PM
  • Michigan biologists to study river fish amid chemical fears
  • ROCKFORD (AP) — Biologists with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are planning to take a second look at fish in the Rogue River because of growing water contamination concerns from nearby tannery dump sites. Testing from four years ago ...
  • Grand Haven Tribune
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  • 11/12/2017 9:38:00 PM
  • Op-Ed: Ban open-water fish farms on state's Great Lakes
  • But Washington’s situation is quite similar to how a far less benign fish species took hold in North America, and both offer a cautionary tale for Michigan. Asian Carp were originally brought in to clean aquaculture and wastewater ponds in the ...
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 9/27/2017 11:03:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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