Major Regulation Changes –
New regulations appear in red text throughout the guide.
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
Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary Waters
Inland Trout & Salmon Regulations
Special Hook Size Regulations
As of March 1, 2014, the price and structure of fishing licenses have changed. The current structure creates a simpler, more fair and efficient license buying process. All fishing licenses are “all species” licenses. There is no longer a restricted license type. A $1 surcharge is added to the combination hunt and fish licenses, resident annual, nonresident annual, and resident senior annual all-species fishing licenses, as noted with the asterisk*. Revenue generated from these funds will be used to educate the public on the benefits of hunting, fishing and trapping in Michigan, and the impact of these activities on the conservation, preservation and management of the state’s natural resources in accordance with statute. Learn more at michigan.gov/dnr.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.