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Fun activities to do for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 3:18 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - For the weekend of June 12-13, all fishing license fees are waived.

You can also visit Michigan’s state parks for free. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and to access boating sites during the Free Fishing Weekend.

Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing for all species of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters.

Michigan’s fishing regulations will still be in place, which you can find HERE.

This is all part of the “Three Free” weekend, where residents and nonresidents can grab a fishing pole, ride the off-road trails and visit state parks and boating access sites - all free of charge.

The next free fishing weekend will be February 19 and 20, 2022.

Howell Recreation is taking advantage of Free Fishing weekend by putting on the Monsters of the Deep Fishing Tournament (ages 2-13)

It’s Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Scofield City Park404 Thompson St. Howell, MI

Participants will pick up their goodies to-go at the entrance to the park on tournament day. The goodie bag will be a special shark shaped goodie bag filled with snacks, water, a ruler, and breakfast. Also included in the program fee is a small tub of bait. The program will utilize online reporting for fish lengths and awards.

You can Register via the FishDonkey app which is free to download on your phone. Cost: $11.50/person

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