If you love fishing as much as my family and I do, then it's time to make sure you renew or get your fishing license. The new season started on April 1st and the license is good until March 31, 2023.

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Growing up in Michigan, one of my favorite things to do with my dad and brother was to go fishing on the weekend. We would go out to my great-aunt and uncle's cottage in Milford, Michigan, and take a small three-person rowboat all around Sears Lake.

We would catch all kinds of fish including bluegill, bass, catfish, crappie, perch, pike, and sunfish.

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How To Renew / Get A Michigan Fishing License

You can go online to Michigan.gov and click on the License and Permits Tab.
When you do it online you have a lot of options including:

  • Purchase & view / print licenses, applications & permits
  • Check your points, chances & drawing results
  • View & manage your customer profile
  • See your purchase history, reprint or replace lost items
  • Set up auto-renewals for select licenses

If you're old school and want to go get it in person, you can also get a license from one of the state’s license agents. A list is available at Michigan.gov. Another option is to buy your license at a Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center near you.

What Kind Of Fish Can You Catch In Michigan?

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There are a lot of different kind of fish across Michigan. These are the most common ones you will find.

-Largemouth Bass
-Smallmouth Bass
-Walleye
-Yellow Perch
-Chinook Salmon
-Catfish
-Coho Salmon
-Lake Trout
-Rainbow Trout
-Brown Trout
-Brook Trout
-Atlantic Salmon
-White Bass
-Crappie
-Pink Salmon
-Smelt
-Whitefish
-Steelhead
-Northern Pike
-Muskellunge

If you still have questions or need more info you can find it here.

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