Pavlov encourages residents to fish for free on June 13–14

LANSING, Mich. — Michiganders and out-of-state visitors can enjoy two days of free fishing next weekend, June 13 and 14, said state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township.

“Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams,” said Pavlov, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. “I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy our great outdoors and fish at no cost.”

The twice-per-year free fishing event, put on by the state Department of Natural Resources, waives all fishing license fees so participants may fish both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish at no charge. All fishing regulations do still apply.

For more information on the Summer Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit