Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's favorite past times, fishing. Not just fishing, but fishing for free without a license.

According to WXYZ,  During Free Fishing Weekends, the DNR waives the Recreation Passport entry fee normally required for vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas; however, the passport requirement has already been suspended until further notice.

All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

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If you've never taken advantage of free fishing weekends in Michigan, you might be wondering where you can fish. Well, the DNR has a handy resource page that you can visit with a bunch of different options for fishing.

It wouldn't be 2020 if I didn't remind you to practice social distancing while you're fishing. Like always, you'll want to keep six feet between you and anyone that doesn't live in the same household.

After all the stress we've endured over the last couple of months, a weekend of free fishing sounds pretty damn nice and relaxing.

Michigan's free fishing weekend this year is also a free ORV too.

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