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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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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: Michigan Reports Fall Stocking Results
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced totals from its fall fish stocking efforts. The DNR's Fisheries Division stocked 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons. Fish were stocked at 99 locations
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/20/2017 7:28:00 AM
  • Ice fishing has become part of history
  • Use caution and common sense if you go out on the ice. If you catch a fish… enjoy the history and a little humor of a Upper Michigan tradition! Karen (Rose) Wils is a lifelong north Escanaba resident. Her folksy columns appear weekly in Lifestyles.
  • Daily Press
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  • 1/20/2017 6:16:00 AM
  • DNR Free Fishing weekend winter edition on tap Feb. 18-19
  • Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to of­fer during the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a ...
  • Houghton Lake Resorter
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  • 1/20/2017 12:27:00 AM
  • DNR announces successful fall fish stocking season
  • Like Local 3 News on Facebook: MARQUETTE, SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTIES -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced totals from its fall fish stocking efforts. The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked 10 different species totaling more than ...
  • upmatters.com
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  • 1/19/2017 11:42:00 PM
  • DNR offers free fishing event this weekend
  • Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can fish for free (no fishing license or trout stamp needed) on all inland lakes and rivers, as well as on Wisconsin’s waters of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. All other usual regulations ...
  • apg-wi.com
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  • 1/19/2017 10:41:00 PM
  • Penguins Can’t Taste The Umami Flavor Of Fish
  • Because penguins are fish-eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing, says study leader Jianzhi “George” Zhang, a professor in University of Michigan’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology. “These findings are surprising ...
  • Value Walk
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  • 1/19/2017 8:34:00 PM
  • Fall fish stocking ups angling opportunities in Michigan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources stocked 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly eight tons this fall, the agency said in a release Thursday, Jan. 19. Fish were stocked at 99 locations throughout the state.
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/19/2017 5:19:00 PM
  • Woman reels in ring with ice-fishing proposal - and 30-inch pike
  • TRAVERSE CITY, MI - A Northern Michigan woman made the catch of a lifetime during a recent fishing trip, but not the kind you may expect. While ice fishing with her boyfriend Ryan Ruby, Chelsea Brant was asked to check her line to see if the bait was still
  • MLive
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  • 1/19/2017 4:52:00 PM
  • Northern Michigan couple's engagement a true fish tale
  • GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) - You could say a northern Michigan man was angling for a trip down the aisle! He went fishing for a fiance, and his girlfriend took the bait--hook, line and sinker! Ryan Rudy says he and his girlfriend, Chelsea, do
  • WWMT
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  • 1/19/2017 2:07:00 PM
  • Wisconsin: Lake Michigan Fisheries Meetings
  • CLEVELAND, Wis. - Anglers interested in expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout and 2017 stocking plans for brown trout are encouraged to attend two meetings on Jan. 26 at Lakeshore Technical College. The first meeting will cover ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/19/2017 9:40:00 AM
  • New Lake Trout Opportunities on Lake Michigan
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is moving quickly to develop an emergency rule to increase fishing opportunities for lake trout in Lake Michigan. A scoping statement for the emergency rule and a possible permanent rule were approved by the ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/19/2017 9:40:00 AM
  • Celebrate the Season with Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 21-22
  • While the days of boating and beaching may still be a few months away, you don’t have to wait until the spring thaw to enjoy a weekend on the waters of Lake Michigan. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is providing its annual Free Fishing ...
  • doorcountypulse.com
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  • 1/19/2017 6:06:00 AM
  • State: Commercial Fishing Enclosures Not Allowed In Great Lakes
  • From the Associated Press — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says state law doesn’t allow for net-like commercial fishing enclosures in the Great Lakes. In an opinion released Tuesday, Schuette said net-pen aquaculture operators would have to ...
  • WSJM
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  • 1/18/2017 6:17:00 PM
  • Bob Gwizdz: Ice fishing video feedback
  • Or for panfish — bluegill, pumpkinseed and crappie fishing can all be very good. I was at Michigan’s largest inland lake recently for a day and a half, a couple of days previous to the start of Mark Martin’s ice fishing school. Martin, of course ...
  • Traverse City Record-Eagle
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  • 1/18/2017 5:01:00 PM
  • Another big pike, really big: Fish of the Week in Chicago fishing
  • Brian Pavlis caught and released a 40 1/2-inch northern pike from a Chicago harbor over the weekend, another sign of the building pike fishery on southern Lake Michigan. The 19-year-old from Park Ridge, nominated by his uncle Ray LaMantia, was ice fishing
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 1/18/2017 12:07:00 PM
  • Wisconsin: Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 21-22
  • Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can fish for free (no fishing license or trout stamp needed) on all inland lakes and rivers as well as on Wisconsin's waters of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. All other usual regulations and .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/18/2017 9:17:00 AM
  • Lake Michigan/Green Bay fishing report for Jan. 17
  • DNR does not verify or guarantee the reported ice conditions, and anglers should proceed at their own risk. Please use extreme caution as conditions can change rapidly. Kenosha Co. The harbor is occasionally open water fished during the winter months for .
  • The Northwestern
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  • 1/17/2017 10:23:00 PM
  • The changes of winter: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report
  • Wisconsin residents and visitors alike can fish for free (no fishing license or trout stamp needed) on all inland lakes and rivers as well as on Wisconsin’s waters of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. All other usual regulations ...
  • Chicago Sun Times
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  • 1/17/2017 8:18:00 PM
  • Michigan AG: Great Lakes net-pen fish farming not allowed
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says state law doesn't allow for net-like commercial fishing enclosures in the Great Lakes. In an opinion released Tuesday, Schuette said net-pen aquaculture operators would have to register ...
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 1/17/2017 2:56:00 PM
  • Lake Michigan Whitefish Survey Available Online
  • Following two stakeholder meetings in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created an online survey to collect additional information to aid in whitefish management. Whitefish populations in Lake Michigan
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/17/2017 7:06:00 AM
  • Lake Michigan/Green Bay fishing report for Jan. 17
  • DNR does not verify or guarantee the reported ice conditions, and anglers should proceed at their own risk. Please use extreme caution as conditions can change rapidly. Kenosha Co. The harbor is occasionally open water fished during the winter months for .
  • Post-Crescen Media
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  • 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • The lure of ice fishing strikes many anglers
  • MI DNR LAPEER COUNTY -- Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-round with the expectation of having fantastic experiences. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing. You must be an online subscriber
  • The County Press
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  • 1/15/2017 6:10:00 AM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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Michigan Weather

Lansing, MI (48933)

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