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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Fishing Seasons

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2013-2014 Fishing Season

This table provides general hook-and-line fishing seasons/dates for the species listed. There are many other fishing regulations associated with these species and seasons.
Please refer to the rest of the 2013 Michigan Fishing Guide for regulations concerning size limits, possession limits, and other restrictions.

Species

Season Dates

More Info.

 

Apr.

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

 

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

Catch-and-immediate-release on Lower Peninsula waters, including Great Lakes

Apr. 27 – May 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch-and-immediate-release on Lake St. Clair & St. Clair & Detroit Rivers

Apr. 27 – Jun. 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch-and-immediate-release on Upper Peninsula waters, including Great Lakes

 

May 15-May 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch-and-keep on all waters, including Great Lakes

 

May 25 – Dec. 31

 

 

 

see here

Catch-and-keep on Lake St. Clair & St. Clair & Detroit Rivers

 

 

Jun. 15 – Dec. 31

 

 

 

see here

Muskellunge

Lower Peninsula Great Lakes

Open All Year

see here

Lower Peninsula inland waters

Apr. 27 – Mar. 15

see here

Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters & St. Marys River

 

May 15 – Mar. 15

see here

Lake St. Clair & St. Clair & Detroit Rivers

 

 

Jun. 1 – Dec. 15

see here

Northern Pike & Walleye

Lower Peninsula Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair & St. Clair & Detroit Rivers

Open All Year

see here

Lower Peninsula inland waters

Apr. 27 – Mar. 15

see here

Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters & St. Marys River

 

May 15 – Mar. 15

see here

Salmon & Trout

Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair, St. Marys River, St. Clair & Detroit Rivers

Open All Year

see here

and

see here

(Inland) Type 3 & 4 streams and Type B, C, E & F lakes

Open All Year

see here

and

see here

(Inland) Type 1 & 2 streams and Type A & D lakes

Apr. 27 – Sep. 30

 

 

 

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and

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Gear Restricted streams

Please see Inland Trout & Salmon Regulations for information concerning seasons on these streams.

Great Lakes Lake Trout & Splake – See Table 4.

Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Cisco (Lake Herring), Lake Whitefish, Smelt, Sunfishes, White Bass, Yellow Perch & Other Species

Waters open for fishing

Open All Year

see here

Lake Sturgeon – See Table 2 on Lake Sturgeon Regulations

 

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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