Love to fish? On Feb. 13-14, 2021, southeast Michigan families can take advantage of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend — and this year, free off-road vehicle weekend, too!
In 2021, things are looking a little different during this annual event. Fishing licenses and state park entry fees are still waived, but because metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are just coming out of coronavirus lockdown, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any official events in our area.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an afternoon of fishing with your family. Here are some tips and trick to help make the most of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend in 2021.
An expert with the Michigan Wildlife Council offers tips on preparing for a fishing trip with kids, including what to bring, ways to keep them from becoming bored and more.
Check out our list of fantastic fishing spots in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties!
If your kids catch their first fish ever this year, download the free first fish certificate by the Michigan DNR and celebrate their catch!
If your kid really enjoyed fishing during the Free Fishing Weekend, get details on what you need to do to get your child a fishing license so he or she can fish any time of year.
This post is updated twice per year.