Michigan is home to some outstanding fishing, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes, and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division strives to engage as many individuals as possible in our state’s vast recreational opportunities, and provides special times to do so – including our annual Free Fishing Weekends. Conducted one weekend each winter and summer, these opportunities allow anyone to enjoy Michigan’s world-class fishing for FREE!
The 2015 Winter Free Fishing Weekend will be held Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15. As part of these weekends, all fishing license fees are waived for two days with residents and out-of-state visitors allowed to enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all other regulations still apply during that time.
Thursday December 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
“A Night with the MI Ice Guys”
Join us to learn all of the latest equipment, gadgets and common sense items implemented to get you off the ice with a limit of fish in record time. Featuring members of USA Ice Team competing in 2015 in Finland at the World Championships
Check out Chad prepping for worlds. He was practice fishing with the palm rod in Wisconsin.
Well I keep checking these weather nerd reports, and the consensus seems to be weak El Nino means colder temps for Michigan. From what I read they base this on historical models. I for one am hoping to be on the ice before Christmas again this year. I might have to run up to Steph’s house north of GR, but I am ready to fish.
Well I have been spending some time researching what the guys who have been to weather college think. Here is a pretty concise chart on snow fall.
The entire state will see below normal snowfall
Temps will average near to even slightly above normal.
The Thumb & Southeast Michigan
West & Mid-Michigan
Scheduling is now in progress for the series that took West Michigan by Storm last year. Check out the new website and sign up for updates. MiFrostbite.com The MI Ice guys are also proud to announce our sponsorship this year of the series. Stay tuned for more information.
Check out the West Michigan Angler Magazine at a Sports shop near you.
January’s GR Ice Report
USA ICE TEAM TRAINING CAMP
Chas. Thompson, host of the MI Ice Guys podcast, writes the Grand Rapids area report for Angler Magazine. The West Michigan Edition of The Angler Magazine is a free publication dedicated to fishing, hunting, conservation, and the enjoyment of the Outdoors. Our Magazine distributes 10,000 copies throughout the West Michigan area.