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Free Fishing Weekend February 13-14

Free Fishing Weekend February 13-14

Michigan winter Free Fishing Weekend is coming up soon, Saturday and Sunday February 13 and 14, 2016. You do not need a Michigan fishing license to fish anywhere in Michigan that weekend.

Conversations and Coffee with MDNR Fisheries Division in March, April

Conversations and Coffee with MDNR Fisheries Division in March, April

The Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has announced public forums to be held throughout Michigan this spring, inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.

Do you use live emerald shiners to fish?

Do you use live emerald shiners to fish?

If you are a Michigan angler who uses live emerald shiners to fish, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center would like you to take this survey. The anonymous survey being conducted by The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center is looking to determine what factors Michigan anglers […]

Spearfishing Restriction Removed on Houghton Lake

Spearfishing Restriction Removed on Houghton Lake

After nearly 75 years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources spearfishing prohibition on Houghton Lake in Roscommon County has been removed. This removal will allow for additional angling opportunities on this 20,044 acre lake. This opportunity was created thanks to Fisheries Order 219, signed by DNR Director Keith Creagh at October 2012 Natural Resources Commission […]

MDNR Fisheries consolidating, updating Michigan spearing regulations

MDNR Fisheries consolidating, updating Michigan spearing regulations

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is reviewing significant changes to Fisheries Order 219 (FO-219) recommended by an agency workgroup after a lengthy review of spearing regulations. The workgroup claims “the recommended changes simplify spearing regulations and increase the diversity of fishing opportunities while maintaining effective protection of the resource.” Spearing regulations where reviewed initially […]

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