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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.

  • Ice Fishing Derby in Elliot Lake
  • Anglers from as far as Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Cambridge, St. Catharines, Barrie, Peterborough, Marathon, Manitoulin Island, Ottawa, as well as Michigan, came to Elliot Lake to participate in the annual Ice Fishing Derby. On the ice Close to 250 fish ..
  • Elliot Lake Standard
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  • 2/23/2017 11:51:00 AM
  • Kevin VanDam's Competitive Secret
  • Given massive advancements in modern bass fishing, it's necessary for the versatile VanDam to own and utilize tremendous amounts of tackle, whether on the road or at home in his Michigan test facility. Cataloging his significant gear and keeping it ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/23/2017 8:16:00 AM
  • Concern about ice fishing conditions after warm weather
  • OTSEGO COUNTY, MI (WPBN/WGTU) -- With temperatures reaching the 60's across northern Michigan on Wednesday, there is some concern about the ice conditions and what it means for people trying to ice fish or even snowmobile. There were some ice fishermen on
  • Up North Live
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  • 2/23/2017 1:48:00 AM
  • Angler Feedback Shapes Brown Trout Stocking on Lake Michigan
  • Brown trout remain a critical part of the Lake Michigan fishery and provide extended nearshore and stream angling opportunities during the fall and winter months. For 2017, the department plans to stock 316,000 seeforellen brown trout yearlings and 40,000
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/22/2017 8:27:00 AM
  • Five Fish Limit Proposed for Lake Michigan Lake Trout
  • Responding to angler input, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proposing expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout using the emergency rule process. Todd Kalish, DNR deputy fisheries bureau director, said the proposed ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/22/2017 8:27:00 AM
  • Fishing the Des Plaines River
  • On occasion when we have a real mild day the perchers will hit Lake Michigan. I was out in December, a week before Christmas and caught quite a few keeper perch. So let’s say that you would consider some boat fishing during these cold months.
  • ChicagoNow
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  • 2/21/2017 5:06:00 PM
  • 'Tie One On' mixes fish talk with fly crafting
  • Following Greenberg’s presentation was a fly tying demonstration by Alex Cerveniak, owner of Northern Michigan Fly Fishing guide service and president of the local Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He taught the group how to tie a rubber-legged ...
  • Petoskey News
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  • 2/21/2017 4:42:00 PM
  • John's Big Ol' Fish: Saturday Edition
  • GRAYSON EASTMAN'S FISHING CAREER STARTED WHILE FISHING WITH HIS PAPA. KALE HANSEN OF MONTICELLO WAS FISHING LAKE MICHIGAN WITH GRANDPA KENNY WHEN THE HUGE KING SALMON HIT. JENNA ROSS IS ALL SMILES WITH HER CATCH OF THE DAY. HUDSON LENTZKOW TEAMED UP WITH .
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  • 2/20/2017 8:00:00 PM
  • Fish Church is back in session inside Port Huron business
  • Related: Bill would prohibit fish farming in Great Lakes That was quick: Michigan's sturgeon season lasts about an hour That's a big fish! State record set for smallmouth bass "It's getting bigger," Anderson said. "I have guys here from Flint to Harbor ...
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 2/20/2017 1:55:00 PM
  • Anglers Enjoy Free Fishing Weekend On Houghton Lake
  • It’s a weekend that takes place every February where anyone can fish without a license on Michigan lakes and rivers. Houghton Lake was filled with people out on the ice enjoying the free fishing weekend. Fisherman say the lake has been crowded all weekend.
  • 9&10 News
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  • 2/20/2017 7:12:00 AM
  • Father-son fishing duo take advantage of warm temps, Free Fishing Weekend
  • For a father-son team like Keith and Kendall Horning, you couldn't ask for better weather on a February day in Michigan. With the snow out of the way, Kendall put down his Xbox controller and picked up the fishing gear he got for Christmas, joining the ...
  • nbc25news.com
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  • 2/19/2017 12:38:00 AM
  • Free fishing weekend events throughout northern Michigan
  • (WPBN/WGTU)-- Free fishing weekend is underway. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites everyone in Michigan to fish for free Saturday and Sunday. A license is not required to fish for these two days, but all other fishing regulations still ap
  • Up North Live
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  • 2/18/2017 5:35:00 PM
  • DNR officials set dates for ice fishing shanty removal
  • ALPENA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced dates for when ice fishing shanties must be removed from lakes and other frozen bodies of water. According to Cpl. Dave Painter, shanties must be removed from the ice in northern Michigan ...
  • Alpena News
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  • 2/18/2017 6:23:00 AM
  • Fishers get chance to catch free fish over weekend in Michigan
  • Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) This undated photo provided by ReelSonar shows someone demonstrating .
  • WLNS
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  • 2/18/2017 5:33:00 AM
  • Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says young people do not have access to fishing opportunities like past generation did due to busy schedules and the lack of leisure time. Really warm: highs may breach 60 in the southeast corner of the state ..
  • Prensario TI Retail & Dealers
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  • 2/18/2017 2:10:00 AM
  • Anglers can fish without a Michigan license this weekend
  • Want to go fishing but don't have a license? No problem — but just for a couple of days. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled its Winter Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday and Sunday. No license is required, although other fishing ...
  • WSBT 22
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  • 2/17/2017 8:55:00 PM
  • Extremely short ice-fishing season may end in parts of Michigan
  • For some locations in Michigan, especially the southern portion, the ice-fishing season never really got going because of the lack of safe-ice conditions. For some, especially for those in southern Michigan, the ice-fishing season may very well be over.
  • MLive
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  • 2/17/2017 4:24:00 PM
  • It's a free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • UNDATED (WKZO AM/FM) -- This is a ‘free-fishing’ weekend in Michigan. It was originally intended by the DNR to get folks to out to try some ice fishing but that is not happening. With highs in the 50’s predicted for this weekend, anglers will have to ...
  • Win 98.5
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  • 2/17/2017 4:06:00 PM
  • Anglers can fish without a Michigan license this weekend
  • Want to go fishing but don’t have a license? No problem — but just for a couple of days. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled its Winter Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday and Sunday. No license is required, although other fishing ...
  • The Morning Sun
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  • 2/17/2017 2:46:00 PM
  • It's a free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • UNDATED (WKZO AM/FM) -- This is a ‘free-fishing’ weekend in Michigan. It was originally intended by the DNR to get folks to out to try some ice fishing but that is not happening. With highs in the 50’s predicted for this weekend, anglers will have to ...
  • WHTC
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  • 2/17/2017 1:51:00 PM
  • Fish for Free in Michigan this weekend
  • LANSING, MI (WHTC) - Mother Nature must have been alerted to the free fishing weekend in Michigan because the weather will be perfect to be out on the water. This weekend will be sunny with temps in the low 50's and February 18 and 19, all fishing license
  • Win 98.5
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  • 2/17/2017 1:39:00 PM
  • Fish for Free in Michigan this weekend
  • LANSING, MI (WHTC) - Mother Nature must have been alerted to the free fishing weekend in Michigan because the weather will be perfect to be out on the water. This weekend will be sunny with temps in the low 50's and February 18 and 19, all fishing license
  • WTVB
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  • 2/17/2017 12:44:00 PM
  • Free fishing weekend in Michigan
  • LANSING, MI (WLMI) -- This is a ‘free-fishing’ weekend in Michigan. It was originally intended by the DNR to get folks to out to try some ice fishing, but with the highs in the 50’s this weekend anglers are being told to stay off ice on inland lakes ...
  • 929wlmi.com
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  • 2/17/2017 11:12:00 AM
  • Coast Guard issues ice warning for free fishing weekend
  • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a free ice fishing weekend Saturday and Sunday, but the United States Coast Guard is warning fishermen to be careful with unseasonably warm weather predicted to overtake the Great Lakes region ...
  • The Morning Sun
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  • 2/17/2017 10:00:00 AM

Michigan Guides/Outfitters

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Michigan Fishing Clubs

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