During the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June, any person may fish state waters without an MDC fishing permit, trout permit, and prescribed area daily tag. However, user fees and permits may still be required at county, city, or private fishing areas. Normal regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply, too.
Many conservation areas that offer Free Fishing Days programs also have gear you can use at no charge. Area Free Fishing Days programs appear on this page from April until the opportunity ends in June. For more information about Free Fishing Days, call your regional office.
Check the events calendar below for Free Fishing Days events scheduled around the state.
Register by May 22
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Clinton Office
Participants will fish at the Clinton office pond. We will demonstrate how to clean and cook fish. Participants must be properly licensed.