Michigan is offering anglers and would be anglers, the opportunity to experience winter fishing FOR FREE!

But before you go all willy nilly out to the frozen waters of the Great Lakes State, there are a few things you need to know:

1) SAFETY FIRST - I know it sounds weird, but if you have never experienced ice fishing, you may want to ask someone with experience to take you.

2) ALL minimum size requirements and possession limits are enforced.

3) DRESS ACCORDINGLY - Again, I know this seems to be silly, but remember that you will be standing on ice in an open area without much cover. If you are new to this style of fishing, it may not be the most positive experience and may sour you to future excursions. This is a great way to fish Michigan year 'round. Have fun and enjoy it!

There are also many activities scattered throughout the state. The MI DNR has a list of events and are available by just clicking the link here: MI DNR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

Be Safe and Enjoy!