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Major Regulation Changes
NOTE: Several regulations were not able to be finalized prior to printing this guide. They are identified by use of the following symbol (★). Check online after April 1, 2015 for the most up-to-date information: www.michigan.gov/fishingguide
License Items & Fees
- A discount of 10% has been approved for non-resident annual fishing licenses for 2015.
Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters
- Lac Vieux Desert walleye limit now is 3
Inland Trout & Salmon Regulations
Special Hook Size Regulations
- New artificial lure restrictions placed on Betsie R., Bear Cr., Manistee R., and Big Sable R ( See Common Terms).
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.
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