Twice a year, both residents and nonresidents of Michigan alike, have the opportunity to fish without having to obtain a fishing license.

The winter version of the MI DNR's "Free Fishing Weekend" will take place this Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18. Please note, all size regulations and catch limits will be strictly enforced! So make sure that you know the rules before you head out. Also, please take all of the necessary precautions when attempting any form of ice fishing and travel across frozen surfaces. Taking an experienced angler with those who have never ice fished is highly recommended.

For all of the details and extra events planned for this weekend, click the link here for the MI DNR Guide to the 2018 #FREEFISHINGWEEKEND