Hansen: Fish for free Feb. 14-15

Sen. Goeff Hansen

Sen. Goeff Hansen

LANSING—Michiganders and out-of-state visitors can enjoy two days of free fishing this weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, said state Sen. Goeff Hansen.

The twice-per-year 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.

“Whether you’ve been fishing in the wintertime for years or trying it for the first time, this weekend is for you,” said Hansen, R-Hart. “Come out and enjoy beautiful Michigan at no cost.”

Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.

For more information on the Winter Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.