Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
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New fishing licenses, regulations in Michigan

A new group of waters has been added where anglers may retain additional brook trout.

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/.

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