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Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend Slated for June 13-14

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 13-14. On that weekend, everyone — residents and nonresidents alike — can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations apply. Michigan has celebrated Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way…


04 Dec 2008 – Michigan Weekly Recreational Fishing Report

Great Lakes temperature map Cold weather started producing some ice however heavy snowfall and strong winds around the state will not help with the freezing process. Whitefish action should be good for about one more week. Now would be a good time to get the ice fishing gear ready to…


Michigan Weekly Recreational Fishing Report – 11/20/2008

Great Lakes temperature map Angler numbers continue to drop around the state as many pursue the open hunting seasons or kick back and wait for the onset of ice fishing season. Walleye and pike continue to feed around the state and the whitefish action improves daily.   Southeast Lower Peninsula…


Michigan Weekly Recreational Fishing Report – 11/13/2008

Great Lakes temperature map Many anglers have now turned their attention to hunting so the reports will start to drop off until ice starts to form. Late fall and early winter is prime time for hungry walleye and spawning whitefish. Cold rain will bring on the better steelhead and brown…


New Fishing Regulations in Michigan Expand Opportunities, Limit Smelt Harvest

Michigan anglers will have several new opportunities, but also will face a new restriction, because of fishing regulation changes approved at the Nov. 6 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing. Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries signed fisheries orders that extend the spearing season through the ice for pike…


Michigan Weekly Fishing Report – 11/6/2008

Great Lakes temperature map This is one of the best times of the year to fish for those that do not like crowds. Fishing starts to take a back seat to hunting, so the lakes, rivers, piers, docks, shoreline and more start to open up and still offer good fishing…


Michigan Weekly Fishing Report – 10/30/2008

Great Lakes temperature map Windy and wet weather over the last week did keep most anglers on shore. The salmon runs are pretty much done with the remaining fish very dark in color. The rivers have started to fill up with steelhead and whitefish are being caught in Lake Huron…


Michigan Weekly Fishing Report – 10/23/2008

Great Lakes temperature map Steelhead action has picked up as the salmon runs are pretty much done. Walleye fishing has slowed however those seeking panfish will find this time of year produces some monster bluegills. Try wax worms just off the bottom. Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie – Perch fishing…


Michigan Weekly Fishing Reports – 10/16/2008

Great Lakes temperature map As for salmon action, the runs have peaked on many rivers on the west side of the state while the east side waits for more fish to move in. Fall fishing for pike, bluegills, crappie and catfish continues to be good. Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie…