Michigan's fishing laws

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by senoritosF, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. senoritosF

    senoritosF New Member

    does anyone know what fishing techniques are you or aren't allowed to use on Michigan's lakes? I presume you need a fishing license, am i correct?
  2. Danny

    Danny Moderator

    Yes, you do need a license for fishing in Michigan! A couple of things that can land you in serious trouble are transporting fish that is not native of Michigan's waters. It's also illegal to catch fish for their roe only, as well as taking any mussels from Michigan waters.

    What you are allowed to do in Michigan's waters is the use of live fish (except lamprey), carp and goldfish for bait, and you can also use fishing bows and dip nets.

    Regarding the license, if you're a state resident, you need a valid Michigan driver's license or state identification to obtain a fishing license; otherwise, you must have a DNR Sportcard issued by a license dealer.

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