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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.

  • Went Fishing This Weekend
  • We were all at a wedding last fall and started talking fishing. We went fishing for steelhead on the Dowagiac River in Michigan. Three weeks ago, there was a devastating flood on this river. It took out a lot of soil from the banks and totally mauled a ...
  • Points and Figures
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  • 3/19/2018 12:49:00 PM
  • Michigan releases updated fish consumption guidelines
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials have released updated consumption guidelines for fish caught in lakes where industrial chemical contaminants have been detected. The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced the release of its .
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  • 3/16/2018 8:56:00 AM
  • Michigan DHHS Issues New Fish Consumption Guidelines Relating to PFAS
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is issuing new “Eat Safe Fish” guidelines. It’s in effort to address the emerging contaminant of PFAS in the waters of Lake Margrethe, and the Au Sable River upstream of the Mio Dam in Crawford and ...
  • 9&10 News
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  • 3/16/2018 4:21:00 AM
  • Battle to protect fly fishing 'Holy Waters' drags on in Michigan
  • GRAYLING, Mich. — A group of fly fishermen is continuing their lengthy fight to try and prevent a fish hatchery along the Au Sable River from dramatically expanding its operation, which the anglers consider a serious threat to the health of this historic .
  • The Blade
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  • 3/15/2018 11:16:00 PM
  • Michigan releases updated fish consumption guidelines
  • Michigan officials have released updated consumption guidelines for fish caught in lakes where industrial chemical contaminants have been detected. The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced the release of its Eat Safe Fish guide for
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/15/2018 8:22:00 PM
  • Battle to protect fly fishing “Holy Waters” drags on in Michigan
  • GRAYLING, Mich. – A group of fly fishermen is continuing its lengthy fight to try and prevent a fish hatchery along the Au Sable River from dramatically expanding its operation, which the anglers consider a serious threat to the health of this historic ...
  • The Blade
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  • 3/15/2018 6:21:00 PM
  • PFAS and mercury contaminated fish in Freska, Versluis Lakes
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services caught and tested fish in Plainfield Township lakes for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and mercury, all fish tested positive for both chemicals. Bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass and ...
  • WZZM
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  • 3/15/2018 5:25:00 PM
  • PFAS tests prompt fish guidelines for 2 Kent Co. lakes
  • (WOOD) — State health officials released updated fish eating guidelines for two lakes in Kent County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning residents of contaminated fish in Freska and Versluis lakes in Plainfield Township.
  • WOOD-TV
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  • 3/15/2018 4:18:00 PM
  • Sandusky fish kill likely a seasonal occurrence
  • He said there is a possibility that some of the fish were killed by a virus, as was the case in Michigan, but since it was more likely that the deaths were natural they did not test for it. He said they need to test live fish for the virus.
  • The Plain Dealer
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  • 3/15/2018 3:59:00 PM
  • Deadlines approach for Michigan ice fishing shanty removal
  • State officials are reminding ice anglers of approaching deadlines for removing shanties from frozen Michigan waters. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says shanties must be retrieved from waters in the northern Lower Peninsula by midnight Thurs
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/12/2018 9:51:00 AM
  • Deadlines approach for Michigan ice fishing shanty removal
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials are reminding ice anglers of approaching deadlines for removing shanties from frozen Michigan waters. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says shanties must be retrieved from waters in the northern Lower ...
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  • 3/11/2018 10:33:00 PM
  • Michigan Activates "Saving Buffalo Reef" Webpage
  • The Saving Buffalo Reef web page is your source for the latest updates on preserving important fish spawning habitat and natural sand beaches, near the Grand Traverse Harbor on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Visit the page and sign-up for email updates to
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/9/2018 8:14:00 AM
  • 2018 Michigan fishing guide now available
  • MARQUETTE — With spring approaching, more and more people will find themselves getting ready to hit the water for some fishing. Anglers can now be more prepared with the 2018 fishing guide for the state of Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources ...
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  • 3/8/2018 10:32:00 PM
  • Best March Fishing in Michigan
  • Think fishing for all your favorite species is on hold for now? Here are some exceptions for some great March fishing in Michigan. March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. That may be true in southern Michigan, but in the state’s ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/8/2018 6:01:00 PM
  • Anglers recognized for large fish catches in Michigan
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan anglers are landing some prime fish. The Department of Natural Resources says 2,176 anglers from 24 states and Canada submitted catches last year that were recognized in the state's Master Angler program. That was a ...
  • Tampa Bay Times
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  • 3/8/2018 12:17:00 PM
  • Anglers recognized for large fish catches in Michigan
  • Michigan anglers are landing some prime fish. The Department of Natural Resources says 2,176 anglers from 24 states and Canada submitted catches last year that were recognized in the state's Master Angler program. That was a significant increase over 1,807
  • WNEM-TV
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  • 3/8/2018 10:39:00 AM
  • How to Enter Michigan's Master Angler Program
  • 2018 marks the 45th 'birthday' of Michigan's highly successful Master Angler Program. Launched in 1973 to better recognize anglers who catch unusually large fish, the Master Angler Program began with just 19 species of fish eligible to win distinctive ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/8/2018 7:25:00 AM
  • Fishing licenses now available; fishing guides available online
  • LAPEER COUNTY — Anglers are reminded that the 2018 fishing licenses went on sale Thursday, March 1. Be sure to pick up a copy of the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide or download it from Michigan.gov/ dnrdigests. Thank you so much reading The County Press!
  • The County Press
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  • 3/7/2018 6:50:00 AM
  • 2018 Michigan DNR Fishing Guide out now
  • MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The latest Michigan Fishing Guide from the D.N.R. has been released. The new rules go into effect April 1st, and this year, some anglers will be able to bring more fish home at the end of the day. The booklet is published every ..
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  • 3/6/2018 10:53:00 PM
  • FrankenFly at Midwest Fly Fishing Expo this weekend!
  • I’ll be a featured tyer at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo this weekend in Warren, Michigan. The show is March 10th and 11th at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center. I will have a limited supply of Monster Dub with me to sell, plus tons of ...
  • FrankenFly
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  • 3/6/2018 2:45:00 PM
  • TV report: Michigan officials didn’t notify residents of unsafe fish
  • A November email acquired by a TV station through a records request says there were problematic levels of PFAS in the lake's bluegills and cautions limiting consumption to two meals a month. PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A television station has found ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 3/5/2018 4:09:00 PM
  • Michigan Crappie Fishing Outlook 2018
  • Michigan crappie fishing: Here’s where to fish to fill your stringer or livewell with slabs this season. Crappies are one of the earliest spawning fish in Michigan, moving into the shallows right after ice-out. Timing-wise, ice-out varies greatly in ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/5/2018 3:34:00 PM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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