During the winter, our four Great Lakes, more than 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams provide anglers with the perfect location to ice fish for bluegill, perch, pike and walleye. Watch as avid ice fisher, Scott Heintzelman, takes us to his favorite spot and shows us what Pure Michigan ice fishing is all about.
With trout, walleye, salmon, perch, muskie and bass ready to bite, Michigan is home to some of the best freshwater fishing anywhere. The four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams offer endless opportunities to experience the thrill of landing that big fish and bragging rights.
And don’t forget about Michigan ice fishing. Drill through the ice, set your line and anticipate the thrill of the “tip up.” Bluegill, smelt, crappie and walleye are popular ice fishing species. Ice fishing in Michigan is a time-honored activity, providing a traditional Michigan winter experience.
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy Michigan Fishing, for FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and outstate visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. Dates for the 2014 Free Fishing are scheduled for this winter: February 15 and 16 and this summer: June 7 and 8.
So troll the waters, cast your line and experience the wealth of fishing opportunities in Pure Michigan.
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