Steelhead are running, the walleye are warning up for their Detroit River run and the big water perch bite is the best it's been in 35 years, why let an expired fishing license ruin your fun?

March 31st marks the last day that the 2017 Michigan fishing licenses are valid and a new one will need to be purchased.

Anglers can buy them online from the MI DNR website or visit your friendly local retailer.

Michigan has countless opportunities for anglers to get out and target numerous species of gamefish. Safety is always paramount and you should know the rules of size and possession limits of what you catch. You can also download any of the current fish and game digests by clicking here: MI DNR HUNTING/FISHING DIGESTS.

You can also make sure to get all kinds of great tips from the best pros in the world for hunting and fishing on my radio show, Wild Michigan! Click here to join the conversation via my Facebook page and website. Wild Michigan Outdoors Radio Show

Tight lines and have fun!

Duran