The Michigan Department of Natural Resources holds two free fishing events during the year. The winter fishing event is next weekend and begins on Valentine’s Day – February 14 – and goes through Sunday, February 15.
Taking your sweetheart fishing in February may not be everyone’s idea of a romantic date, but it does offer the opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and maybe even a special someone as you take part in one of the things that makes Michigan great.
Fishing events are scheduled throughout the state. There will be fishing contests, fund raisers, festivals, or just a place open for fishermen to warm up inside before heading back outside for more fishing fun. Many of the events are based on the theme of introducing someone new to fishing. Children especially have less opportunities to fish than in the past. Next weekend is a great opportunity to give kids the chance to get outside and go fishing, and it’s free for everyone.
State fishing regulations still apply during the free fishing weekend. Free fishing applies for inland waters and the Great Lakes, all species of fish are allowed to be caught, and people from out of state can enjoy the free fishing weekend too.
If nothing else, you will be remembered for taking someone out on one of the most unusual Valentine’s Day dates ever.