New regulations appear in red text throughout the guide.
NOTE: Always check online for the most recent information: michigan.gov/fishing or call 888-367-7060 for a pre-recorded message.
Chumming is prohibited in all types 1, 2, 3 and 4 streams.
Minnows collected for personal use are restricted to the waterbody where caught.
Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters
Saginaw Bay (MH-4) and Saginaw R. up to Center Street Bridge
Lake Gogebic Walleye
Ontonagon R. Walleye
Special Hook Size Regulations
NOTICE: This website is not a legal notice or a complete collection of fishing regulations and laws. It is a condensed guide issued for anglers’ convenience. Copies of Michigan’s regulations can be obtained from our website, michigan.gov/dnr.
Michigan’s Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species
The state is doing many things to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan’s waters to keep our rivers, lakes and streams world-class. Three specific efforts include grants, increasing awareness and reporting.
Learn more about Aquatic Invasive Plants and Animals.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.