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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.

  • Meet the fishmongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
  • Metro Times
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  • 2/20/2018 2:10:00 AM
  • Meet the fish mongers who are elevating Detroit's restaurant scene
  • Second is the short duration in which the alfonsino logs a high number of miles — Wiseman says he typically gets all his fish here at least 24 hours faster than other Michigan distributors. Third is the existence of the alfonsino in Detroit, period.
  • Metro Times
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  • 2/19/2018 7:14:00 PM
  • Ice fishing season expected to melt away with warmup
  • I think I'm going to be done pretty soon." Ice fisherman across the state might be done for the season after today with a big warmup and lots of rain making its way to Michigan this week. Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees in Bay and Saginaw ...
  • MLive
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  • 2/19/2018 6:53:00 PM
  • Seven fish taken during Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon season
  • Onaway, Mich. — The 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two-and-a-half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line ...
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  • 2/19/2018 11:40:00 AM
  • DNR hosts free fishing weekend, but comes with caution
  • Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the weekend because it's free fishing weekend in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources is letting everyone grab their fishing poles, and catch a fish without a license. But officials are reminding all who venture ..
  • WWMT
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  • 2/18/2018 4:35:00 AM
  • Grab your gear: It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan
  • MICHIGAN -- Michigan's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend is being held Saturday and Sunday. People fishing will not need a license during the two days, but all fishing regulations still apply. Hunter Abbott, 13, of Belmont he enjoys ice fishing with ...
  • WXMI
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  • 2/18/2018 4:26:00 AM
  • Winter free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a weekend activity across the state: Free fishing weekend. DNR officials say everyone is welcome at state parks and recreation areas to fish without a license on Feb. 17 and 18, 2018. The DNR runs a
  • WWMT
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  • 2/17/2018 6:39:00 AM
  • Thin ice a concern going into ‘free fish’ weekend
  • This weekend is expected to be especially busy on Michigan lakes because its “free fish weekend,” one of the two weekends each year where the public can fish without having to pay for a license. Miller said he wants risk-takers to know that their ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/17/2018 3:38:00 AM
  • No License Required This Weekend To Fish in Michigan
  • Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won't need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources says admission is free at ..
  • WKAR
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  • 2/17/2018 2:45:00 AM
  • Kids Fishing License: What You Should Know
  • And I know I’m not the only one with memories like it. Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes that are home to nearly 150 species of fish, which makes our mitten prime fishing grounds. And since fishing allows people hours to sit and talk ...
  • Metro Parent
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  • 2/16/2018 9:15:00 PM
  • Experience free fishing weekend Feb. 17-18
  • Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone—residents and non-residents alike—can fish without a license ...
  • The Post
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  • 2/16/2018 6:12:00 PM
  • Calling all anglers: Fish for free this weekend
  • Break out the rod and line and enjoy some time on the water this weekend, even if you don't have a license to fish. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host their annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. All fishing ...
  • The Detroit News
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  • 2/16/2018 5:35:00 PM
  • Free Fishing in Michigan
  • LANSING (WKZO AM/FM) -- It’s a free fishing weekend in Michigan but stay off the ice. Twice a year the DNR waives license fees, and vehicles will be able to enter state parks and use boating sites without a recreational passport. It’s all in an effort ...
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  • 2/16/2018 2:17:00 PM
  • No license required this weekend to fish in Michigan
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won’t need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. The Department of Natural Resources ...
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 2/16/2018 10:48:00 AM
  • Hook & Hunting: Free Fishing Weekend
  • If you are without a fishing license and would like to fish, this weekend is the time to do it! Every year the state of Michigan hosts its Free Fish Weekend on February 17 and 18. The DNR says it’s meant to be extra motivation to get those who don’t ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 2/15/2018 11:23:00 PM
  • Op-Ed: A free fishing weekend in the winter
  • For many northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula residents, being outdoors is a way of life — something that is passed down through generations. Whether it is hunting, hiking or fishing, among other hobbies, the love for the outdoors is a common ...
  • Record-eagle.com
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  • 2/15/2018 9:36:00 PM
  • Michigan Reminds Ice-Fishers of Shanty Removal Dates
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them. The ice quickly can become unsafe ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/15/2018 10:26:00 AM
  • Michigan's free fishing weekend is February 17th & 18th
  • GLADSTONE, Mich. (WLUC)-Michigan's free fishing weekend is February 17th and 18th and all fishing license fees will be waived for residents and out of state visitors. This applies to both the great lakes and inland lakes and covers all species of fish.
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  • 2/15/2018 7:21:00 AM
  • Fish, enter parks for free this weekend
  • Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to of­fer during the 2018 Winter Free Fish­ing Weekend Saturday and Sunday. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all ...
  • Houghton Lake Resorter
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  • 2/15/2018 1:24:00 AM
  • This Weekend is the 2018 #MiFreeFishingWeekend
  • We’re only days away from the winter free fishing weekend. And the DNR wants to remind everyone in Michigan that no license is required to fish this weekend. The 17th and 18th is the MiFreeFishingWeekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s ...
  • minews26.com
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  • 2/14/2018 6:08:00 PM
  • PROOS: Enjoy Michigan free winter fishing this weekend
  • Michigan has celebrated free winter fishing every year for more than two decades in an effort to increase awareness of our state’s great fishing opportunities. Indeed, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 36,000 miles of rivers and 11,000 .
  • Leader Pub
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  • 2/14/2018 12:18:00 PM
  • Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan
  • Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, for the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up # ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/14/2018 6:52:00 AM
  • Deadline approaches for Tight Lines for Troops fishing tournament
  • Through community support, the fishing tournament allows veterans from across the state to hit the open water on Lake Michigan from Manistee and cast a few lines for free. Applications are accepted until March 1, 2018. Last year more than 250 veterans went
  • UpNorthLive
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  • 2/14/2018 3:58:00 AM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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