Some fishing seasons are ready to start this Saturday in Michigan.

Fishermen in Michigan can rejoice as some of the 2021 fishing seasons start on Saturday, April 24th. The opening of trout season along with the opening of the Lower Peninsula inland walleye and northern pike season happens this weekend.

Check out the breakdown below for all the fishing seasons in Michigan.

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass

  • Catch-and-immediate release on all waters - open all year long.
  • Possession season on all waters, including Great Lakes - May 29th through December 31st.
  • Possession season on Lake St. Clair and St. Clair & Detroit rivers - June 19th through December 31st.

Muskellunge

  •  Catch-and-immediate release on all waters - Open all year long.
  • Possession season on all Great Lakes & inland waters and St. Marys River - June 5th through March 15th.
  • Possession season on Lake St. Clair and St. Clair & Detroit rivers - June 5th through December 31st.

Northern Pike & Walleye

  • Possession season on Lower Peninsula Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair, and St. Clair & Detroit rivers - Open all year long.
  • Possession season on Lower Peninsula inland waters - April 24th through March 15th.
  • Possession season on Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters, and St. Marys River - May 15th through March 15th.

Salmon & Trout

  • Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair, St. Marys River, St. Clair and Detroit rivers - Open all year long.
  • (Inland) Type 3 & 4 streams and Type B, C, E, & F lakes - Open all year long.
  • Possession & fishing season (inland) Type 1 & 2 streams - April 24th through September 30th.
  • Possession & fishing season (inland) Type A & D lakes - April 24th through October 31st.

Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Cisco, Lake Whitefish, Round Whitefish, Smelt, Sunfishes, White Bass, Yellow Perch, and Other Species.

  • All waters open for fishing all year long.

To get more detail and information on fishing in Michigan, click here.

Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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