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Michigan’s Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Hosts 10th Annual Fish Festival July 18-19

“Fish on!” These exciting words will reverberate through the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on July 18-19, as dozens of youngsters catch a steelhead trout or even a muskie from the half-acre show pond. It’s all part of the hatchery’s 10th Annual Fish Festival. Admission is free….


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…


Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac Announces Summer Programs

The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac has announced its summer schedule of programs. The center is located next to Mitchell State Park on M-115 in Cadillac, and is one of 10 Department of Natural Resources visitor centers around the state. The summer programs include: June 13…


02 April, 2009 – Michigan Weekly Fishing Report

Great Lakes temperature map Ice fishing in the Lower Peninsula is done. Any remaining ice is dangerous and should be avoided. The ice in certain areas of the Upper Peninsula is also getting soft so extreme caution needs to be used. Strong winds and colder temperatures have kept many anglers…


Ice Fishing Clinic Set for Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden Jan. 24

The Department of Natural Resources’ Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden will hold an ice fishing clinic Saturday, Jan. 24, on Crooked Lake. The program begins at 10 a.m. with a 20-minute introduction indoors at the visitor center before participants head to nearby Crooked Lake for a great day of…


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…


Dodge #4 State Park Hosting ‘Last Chance Fishing Tournament’ on Cass Lake Michigan, Oct. 26

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that Dodge #4 State Park will host the “Last Chance Fishing Tournament” on Cass Lake on Sunday, Oct. 26. “This is the 20th annual Last Chance Fishing Tournament,” explained Doug Ratliff, organizer of the event. “We decided a few years ago to also…


Michigan Recreational Weekly Fishing Report – 9/18/2008

  Great Lakes temperature map All the rain helped push more salmon into the rivers however many of the rivers in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula are experiencing very high water levels which has caused flooding in many areas. Anglers are urged to not only wait until the…


Michigan Weekly Regional Fishing Reports – 7/17/2008

Great Lakes temperature map   The season to take both softshell turtles and snapping turtles statewide will open on July 15th and will close on September 15th, 2008. Be sure to check the Michigan Fishing Guide for new minimum size limits and possession limits.   Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie…


Tahquamenon Falls State Park Hosts Fishing Tournament on May 15-17

Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Paradise Recreational Sports are hosting a “GO-Get Outdoors” fishing tournament on the Tahquamenon River on May 15-17. Prizes for the longest walleye and longest pike will be a Penn rod and reel combination. The fish caught must be checked daily at Paradise Recreation Sports, and…