Michigan Lists Ice Fishing Events, Tournaments
24 Jan, 2019
All winter long in Michigan, fishing continues to lure hearty anglers to Michigan’s four Great Lakes and more than 11,000 inland lakes. Hard-water fishermen cover the state in winter and on any given day, you’ll find one of these enthusiasts pulling up trophy catches of walleye, whitefish, perch and northern pike at prize spots across the state. Tournaments and the popular free fishing weekend draw crowds and beginner competitors.
Free fishing weekend February 16–17, 2019. The Michigan DNR sponsors a free fishing weekend to promote awareness of the state’s water resources and fishing opportunities. Communities participate by hosting events like clinics with basic how-tos, fishing derbies, festivals and more.
Ice-fishing tournaments Most events and tournaments coincide with the free fishing weekend. A few favorites:
Gettin’ Jiggy Fishing Tournament, Ludington (January 26)
Frostbite Winter Festival, Harrison (February 14–17
Winterfest, Beulah and Benzonia (February 9)
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