Two days twice a year, Michiganders can enjoy one of the state's premiere outdoor activities for free. I'm talking about Michigan's Free Fishing Weekends.

This year anyone can fish for free on the weekends of February 13 & 14 and June 12 & 13.

According to the DNR, 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 Weekends. 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.

This is the perfect opportunity to see if fishing is something your kids will enjoy without having to spend the money. Although, a fishing license is pretty inexpensive. Residents can pick up an annual license for $26, for non-residents, it's $76. You can also purchase a one day license for $10.

If you are under 17, you can fish without a license, but you are required to follow all fishing rules and regulations. Any adult that is assisting a minor who does not have a license must have a fishing license.

For me personally fishing in the winter is not nearly as fun as fishing in the summer but it can still be a good time, just a cold one.

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