Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 14, 2013

Fishing: 02/14/2013


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Free fishing weekend

All Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license this Saturday and Sunday. Please note all other fishing regulations still apply.

Saturday and Sunday make up the Winter Free Fishing Weekend — an annual effort to encourage folks to get outside to experience Michigan's winter water wonderland. For more information about the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend please visit

Voluntary Youth Fishing License

If you take a child out fishing this weekend"¦why not buy them a Voluntary Youth Fishing License if they have lots of fun?

Although it is not a requirement to purchase a fishing license for youths under the age of 17, the Voluntary Youth Fishing License does great things for the DNR and for angling throughout Michigan.

For each Youth Fishing License sold in the state, the DNR receives additional funds from the federal government to support fishing programs. These funds help the department stock more fish and implement management activities that keep our bodies of water beautiful and safe.