New Michigan fishing license needed as 2019 season opens

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Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 4:05 PM EDT
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If you're making plans to go fishing anytime soon, be sure that you pick up a new license. March 31 marked the end of the 2018 licenses. You must now purchase a 2019 one, which will be good until March 31 of 2020, and can be picked up at many local retailers.

If you plan on fishing for muskellunge, there's a slight change.

“One thing we got rid of was the muskellunge tag,” said Chris Koren, office assistant for the Marquette DNR Office. “If you catch a muskellunge just call it in. It’s quite new, so that’s why we encourage everyone to check the fishing guide because there’s always something new.”

Prices have remained the same,

• Resident annual - $26

• Nonresident annual - $76

• Senior annual (for residents age 65 or older) - $11

• 24-hour (resident or nonresident) - $10

• 72-hour (resident or nonresident) - $30

• Resident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) - $76

• Senior resident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) - $43

• Nonresident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) - $266

For a full look at the 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide, click