The trout opener is this weekend!
Have you bought your 2014 Michigan Fishing License? Your 2013 license was only good until March 31, 2014.
Many changes have occurred for the 2014 license year that began March 2014. You can read about them on the Michigan DNR website.
The biggest change for residents is the removal of the restricted fishing license. All licensing is now all-species, meaning you can fish for trout or salmon.
Another change I discovered is the removal of the voluntary youth fishing license. The cost was minimal – $2 plus a Michigan Sportsman license if they did not already have one. The great thing was that the state would receive around $8 back from the federal government for each of those licenses, so it was a great way to raise funds for the resource.
So head out to your favorite retailer or do it online. I like the online offer – I print 3 copies – 1 for my trout pack, 1 for my kayak pack, and 1 in case I lose one of the other two. Sign, laminate, and go.
Without a license, you can only fish June 7, 8 this summer for free!
See you on the water!