Free fishing weekend coming up

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 2:51 PM EST
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Free Fishing Weekend is coming up soon and this time it's extended by a full day.

That is to allow the transition to a new more advanced system for selling hunting and fishing licenses and other permits.

The DNR holds free fishing weekends twice each year as a way to help encourage future anglers statewide.

"Free fishing weekend is an opportunity for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to promote angling, especially to people who may not have tried it before, so we offer a free fishing weekend once in the winter and then also in the summertime," said DNR Spokesperson Jonh Pepin.

Anglers will not need a license to fish February 15-17. All rules and regulations still apply during that time.

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