Always wanted to fish and don't have a license?  Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone of the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend.  This year it is the weekend of February 13th and 14th.

During that weekend, residents and non-residents can fish without a license.  Though all other fishing regulations apply.

Organized Winter Free Fishing Weekend activities are being scheduled in communities across the state to assist with public participation.

A full listing, which will be updated as new event information becomes available, can be found online at This website also offers an online toolkit for those who would like assistance in planning and promoting a local event.