It's here again! A chance to get out in Michigan and take to the ice on our many lakes and ponds for the 2019 Winter Free Fishing Weekend.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites everyone in to fish for free Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 anywhere in the state. A license is not required to fish those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply. Throughout this weekend, state parks will also waive the Recreation Passport entry fee normally required for vehicle entry.

#MiFreeFishingWeekend is an ongoing effort to promote Michigan’s plentiful world-class fishing opportunities. While many people will bundle up and head out to fish on their own, there are several organized events already scheduled throughout the state.

Check for events in your area by CLICKING HERE. All events are subject to weather conditions.