LANSING, Mich. — The 2018 fishing license season and regulation cycle in Michigan kicked off Sunday, April 1.
Among the regulations: A new opening date for muskellunge harvest season, which starts the first Saturday in June. A new catch-and-immediate-release season is open all year.
A new group of waters has been added where anglers may retain additional brook trout. And a new registration system is in place for anglers who harvest a lake sturgeon or muskellunge.
More information is available from the Michigan Fishing Guide.
Newly obtained licenses will be good through March 31, 2019. To get one, visit a local retailer or DNR Customer Service Center. Or use the E-License system to make an online purchase. For more, go to http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/.