Free fishing this weekend!

Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. The annual celebration provides a chance for anglers, and those who have never gone fishing, to experience some of the world’s best fishing — free of charge.

Residents and out-of-state visitors can fish without a license on these two days, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

Entry into state public boating access sites and Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas is also free of charge during the weekend. Visit for more information.

I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to introduce the joy of fishing to children or to just get away from the stress of life and relax in the Michigan outdoors.

In addition, June 10-11 marks one of the summer’s Free ORV Weekends, a time off-road enthusiasts can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without buying an ORV license or trail permit. Find out more at