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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.

  • 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 .
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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 ...
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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 .
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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
  • Fisheries Survey in Michigan's Paint Creek
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently concluded a mark and recapture fisheries survey on Paint Creek in Oakland County to better understand the waterbody's brown trout population. Get an inside look at the survey work in this brief video.
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  • 9/27/2017 7:21:00 AM
  • Fishing brings enjoyment and economic boost
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced its spring and summer fish stocking efforts, through which 11 distinct species of fish and one hybrid were released in waterways throughout the state. The DNR set free slightly more than 25.47
  • The Daily News Local News
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  • 9/25/2017 4:20:00 PM
  • Police investigate theft of fishing boat in Southwest Michigan
  • ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MI -- Police are investigating the theft of a fishing boat. According to a release from the Michigan State Police, troopers in its White Pigeon detachment are investigating the larceny. Police said a 1992 Bass Tracker was stolen sometime
  • MLive
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  • 9/24/2017 10:02:00 PM
  • More than 25 million fish stocked in Michigan Lakes
  • Fall fingerling Walleye pond drawdown Bellmont Mi. and release Crystal Lake, Crystal Mi. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish ..
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  • 9/23/2017 10:20:00 AM
  • The ‘Pout-Pout Fish’ explores uncharted waters of bullying
  • Diesen is a former librarian and bookseller who is based in Michigan. She talked with MarketWatch about covering the sensitive subject of bullying, the challenge of portraying fear in a children’s book, and where the “Pout-Pout Fish” character will ...
  • Market Watch
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  • 9/22/2017 3:01:00 PM
  • Blade Fishing Report: 9/22
  • Anglers on Wamplers Lake have taken a few decent-sized crappies by drifting minnows near the bottom. Michigan salmon: Angler Martin Modrowski reports on a very successful trip to fish the Pere Marguette River near Lundington with his son and grandson.
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  • 9/22/2017 5:22:00 AM
  • WWW Chicago outdoors: Kings, Hunting & Fishing Days, Field Museum IDs
  • Add heat to this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors. I still think chasing kings on the Lake Michigan lakefront will be the primary focus for hard-core fishermen, but with the weather forecast I expect a lot will be wading our rivers and ...
  • Chicago Sun-Times
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  • 9/22/2017 3:44:00 AM
  • Sarley: Enjoying the best day of fishing yet this year
  • Caleb Weiner bought the Migrator Charter business from my old buddy Bob Rossa early in 2017. You all remember that Rossa used to furnish the Lake Michigan Fishing Report for this column every week. Weiner has been doing it for me this year. In early spring
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 9/22/2017 12:30:00 AM
  • Bob Gwizdz: Quality fishing
  • This is an outstanding bass fishery — one of many in Michigan —and if the rest of the world only knew (it is catching on) about this lake, and many others, the lakes would be even more crowded than they already are. You can reach Long at
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 9/21/2017 6:08:00 PM
  • 2 fishermen net $10,000 fine, forfeit tackle boxes
  • They were each fined $5,000. Read more: 25 million fish added to Michigan waters this year Madison Heights man sets state fishing record with catch of bigmouth buffalo
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 9/20/2017 9:03:00 PM
  • Seafood Recipes Compiled across Sea Grant Network
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant researcher quantifies the value of Lake Michigan sports fisheries Georgia Sea Grant funded the development and testing of a turtle excluder device (TED) to help jellyfish trawl fishermen operate more efficiently. Alaska Sea Grant is ...
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  • 9/20/2017 4:16:00 PM
  • 25 million fish added to Michigan waters this year
  • 25 million fish added to Michigan waters this year Michigan's lakes and rivers got 25 million new residents this year. Check out this story on Embed Share Michigan's lakes and rivers got 25 million new residents this
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 9/20/2017 12:55:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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