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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 Charter Fishing Operations
  • Anglers of all ages will enjoy a charter fishing trip in Michigan, where skilled captains can show you the best places to fish (like West Grand Traverse Bay, pictured here) and provide all the equipment. young boy holding up smallmouth bass caught on ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/25/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • Michigan Invasive Carp Challenge
  • Invasive bighead and silver carp are a looming threat to the Great Lakes and Michigan's waters. These large fish can reach up to 100 pounds and produce 1 million eggs. Invasive carp are voracious feeders and would disrupt the food chain supporting native .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/25/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • Invasive Red Swamp Crayfish Confirmed in Michigan
  • Invasive red swamp crayfish are a serious concern because of their ability to damage earthen structures and the threats they pose to the environment. They’re also known as Louisiana crayfish, but they’re not welcome in Michigan. The state’s ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 7/21/2017 7:53:00 PM
  • Invasive red swamp crayfish found in two locations in Michigan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County), and in a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi (Oakland
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/21/2017 6:55:00 AM
  • Michigan's St. Joseph, Kalamazoo Rivers Test Clean for Invasive Carp
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced environmental DNA (eDNA) sample results from the St. Joseph and Kalamazoo rivers show no signs of invasive silver and bighead carp. According to DNR fisheries biologist Nick Popoff, none of the .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/19/2017 6:25:00 AM
  • Fishing boat catches fire, sinks near Ludington
  • Ludington — A recreational fishing boat has sunk in Lake Michigan after catching fire. The Ludington Daily News reports all five people aboard the 31-foot boat were rescued, and one was treated for smoke inhalation. A crew on a nearby fishing boat helped .
  • The Detroit News
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  • 7/18/2017 7:34:00 PM
  • Fishing boat catches fire, sinks near Ludington; 5 rescued
  • LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) - A recreational fishing boat has sunk in Lake Michigan after catching fire. The Ludington Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2vz8XEu) all five people aboard the 31-foot boat were rescued, and one was treated for smoke inhalation.
  • 9&10 News
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  • 7/18/2017 7:20:00 PM
  • A Michigan treasure: The fish of a thousand casts
  • There’s only one thing better than the heart-pounding experience of reeling in a monster-size muskie. “Releasing that fish and watching it swim away is a great feeling because you know you’re helping to make sure there’ll be more muskie out there ...
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 7/18/2017 12:57:00 PM
  • Michigan officials report on fisheries management progress
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released a report on its fisheries management activities during the previous fiscal year. The 2016 Fisheries Division Annual Report describes continued efforts toward accomplishing ...
  • Cadillac News
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  • 7/18/2017 12:01:00 AM
  • Fishing with Ruth
  • On July 2nd, 2017, Ruth invited WZZM up to the lake cottage to go fishing with her, and the “Our Michigan Life” team couldn’t turn down that opportunity. Soon after we arrived, Ruth was being helped out of the cottage and onto a golf cart that was ...
  • WZZM 13
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  • 7/17/2017 11:14:00 PM
  • A turnaround in salmon fishing on Lake Michigan?
  • The Chinook salmon population is made up of younger age one and two-year-old fish that should be four to 12 pounds this year. There is still some age three and four Chinook salmon out there that should tip the scales at 20 to 30 pounds. Lake Michigan has .
  • Outdoor News
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  • 7/17/2017 4:04:00 PM
  • Priest awaits sentencing after plea in embezzlement case
  • CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A 70-year-old priest accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Michigan church is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea agreement in the case. The Rev. David Ernest Fisher pleaded guilty last week to ...
  • Cadillac News
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  • 7/17/2017 2:17:00 PM
  • Salmon Fishing Heating Up on Lake Michigan
  • Lake Michigan has had a tough couple of years, especially as it relates to fishing for salmon. After a few years with a low population, fishing really picked up this past spring. Anglers on the lake experienced limit catches of coho and Chinook salmon ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/17/2017 7:52:00 AM
  • Crowdfunding effort started for wildlife refuge dock, pier
  • The project will win a Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s Public Spaces Community Places program matching grant if the $50,000 crowdfunding goal is reached by Sept. 4. The pier will offer shore fishing. The dock will host Michigan Sea Grant's Great ...
  • Cadillac News
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  • 7/15/2017 8:43:00 PM
  • Plan maps out restoration of native Michigan fish species
  • The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative – a statewide partnership effort focused on restoring self-sustaining populations of this native fish – unveiled its official action plan at a Natural Resources Commission meeting Thursday, July 13 in Lansing.
  • Outdoor News
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  • 7/14/2017 3:49:00 PM
  • MTM: Iron Fish Distillery Showcases Newest Bourbon
  • Luckily, Northern Michigan is home to the state’s first and only farm distillery. Iron Fish Distillery recently set up shop in Benzie County, right near the Betsie River, with the pursuit of bringing high-quality spirits to the people of Northern Michigan.
  • 9&10 News
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  • 7/14/2017 12:37:00 PM
  • What's your favorite Lake Michigan fish?
  • Just pick the golfers you think will finish 1st through 10th for each of the tournaments. You get points for the place in which your golfers finish and bonus points if you pick them to finish in the right place. Win great prizes!
  • Ludington Daily News
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  • 7/14/2017 12:12:00 PM
  • From walleye to lake trout, the fishing's pretty good in Michigan
  • The fishing in Michigan has been pretty good this week. Based on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources weekly fishing report, fishermen going after all types of fish are reporting solid catches at lakes and rivers across Michigan. In many places ...
  • MLive
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  • 7/14/2017 11:16:00 AM
  • Michigan: Report Highlights Fisheries Division Accomplishments
  • Cover of 2016 Fisheries Division Annual Report tri-foldThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the DNR Fisheries Division's report highlighting various management efforts accomplished during Fiscal Year 2016 is available online at
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/14/2017 7:09:00 AM
  • Michigan House, Senate land 'big fish' business tax incentives
  • LANSING, MICH. - A package of tax incentive bills for businesses that create jobs in Michigan received wide, bi-partisan support in the House of Representatives Wednesday and are on their way to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. The 71-35 votes on the ..
  • WZZM 13
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  • 7/12/2017 11:34:00 PM
  • Michigan House lands 'big fish' business tax incentives
  • LANSING — Despite the drama and delays on getting a vote on a package of tax incentive bills for businesses that create jobs in Michigan, a bi-partisan majority of the House of Representatives said yes to the “Good Jobs” package. “I have ...
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 7/12/2017 6:54:00 PM
  • $1.5M grant will fund Michigan State study of electric fish
  • EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - (07/12/17) - Michigan State University researchers have received a $1.5 million grant to study the genetics of electric fish. The fish can generate electric fields in the water outside their bodies. Scientists have long used them
  • abc12.com
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  • 7/12/2017 6:51:00 PM
  • Take an Adult Fishing Day debuts in Michigan
  • LAPEER – Does a young person in your life love to go fishing but hates waiting to see if you or another adult wants to go? You could always encourage them to plan the next outing themselves! Nudge them to coordinate the next trip by finding the necessary .
  • The County Press
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  • 7/12/2017 2:04:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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