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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan has celebrated the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources recently stocked 27,449 muskellunge fingerlings into 17 water bodies located throughout the state, in an effort to further enhance Michigan’s world-class fisheries. Michigan is home to two strains of naturally producing muskellunge: Great Lakes and northern. The DNR has reared muskellunge in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources last week sent several fisheries staff to assist the Illinois DNR with an ongoing Asian carp removal project. The goal of the project is to respond to the leading edge and reduce population levels of Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes via the Chicago Area Waterway System. While there,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer is in full swing in Michigan, and with it comes great opportunity for outdoor activities – including fishing. The state’s waters provide ample opportunity to catch a variety of fish, and Great Lakes and inland fishing charter businesses are a perfect way to experience those angling adventures first-hand. Licensed

tags: Charters, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Travel

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the final totals from its spring fish-stocking efforts. DNR fisheries staff stocked a total of 20,099,988 fish that weighed more than 325 tons and consisted of nine different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, staff took more than 370 stocking trips to 732 stocking

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14), everyone in Michigan – including residents and nonresidents – can fish without a license, but all other fishing regulations still apply. Those two days make up the Summer Free Fishing Weekend – the Department of Natural Resources’ annual effort to promote

tags: Fishing

Thursday, April 2, 2015

There was a time not too long ago, when fishing meant you got on your boat with a rod, reel and a jar of worms, and used skill and local knowledge to try to trick the fish onto your stringer. The old joke went, “if it were easy they’d call it ‘catching’ not ‘fishing’”. One major advancement

by: Rushton Gregory

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, everyone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. These two days make up the Winter Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class fishing

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It may seem early, but the boating season is actually not far off. Did you know, everyone born after June 30, 1996 must have Michigan’s DNR Boating Safety Card to operate a boat? Also, everyone born after December 31, 1978 must have this card to operate a Personal Water Craft (e.g. Jet Ski, Sea Doo). As highly experienced

tags: Fishing

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish Michigan waters without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing