The DNR recently launched a new section of its website that will help inexperienced anglers find great spots to go fishing in Michigan. The Family Friendly Fishing Waters section of the website connects interested individuals with local fishing opportunities.

The Family Friendly Fishing Waters website can be found at www.michigan.gov/fishing and features a map of Michigan. Visitors can simply click on the county they are interested in fishing and be provided with a list of one or more family-friendly locations to fish. Every county in the state has locations featured.

The DNR designated water bodies as family-friendly based on their ease of access, high likelihood of success in catching fish, identified amenities, and other details. To build this section of the website the DNR asked for the public’s help in submitting locations from throughout the state that would be easy for new anglers to access and use.

Each water body’s online profile includes its geographic location, driving directions, parking information, hours of operation, species of fish available, typical bait used, and much more.

Potential locations will continue to be accepted by the DNR. Stay tuned to future editions of the Weekly Fishing Report for a link for submitting water bodies at the bottom.

Logo courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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