Free Fishing Weekend

sat17febAll Daysun18Free Fishing WeekendTwo weekends, twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premier outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!(All Day)

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Free Fishing Weekend dates for 2024 are: Feb. 17 and 18 and June 8 and 9.

All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

Free Fishing Weekend on June 8 & 9, 2024 is held in conjunction with “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. During Free ORV Weekend, Michigan residents and visitors legally can ride without buying an ORV license or trail permit. All other ORV rules and laws still apply. For more information about Free ORV Weekends, visit


february 17 (Saturday) - 18 (Sunday)

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