Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind anglers that Friday, April 1st is a new fishing license season.

According to a press release, there are five options when making your purchase. Licenses are good for all species.

  • Resident annual - $26
  • Non-resident annual - $68
  • Senior annual (for residents age 65 or older) - $11
  • 24-hour (resident or non-resident) - $10
  • 72-hour (resident or non-resident) - $30

If you are interested in lake sturgeon or muskellunge, you will need to obtain free fishing and harvest tags from your local license retailer.

Residents and non-residents also can purchase the Hunt/Fish combo license for $76 and $266, respectively, that consists of a base license, an annual fishing license and two deer tags. There is also a Hunt/Fish combo license available to senior residents for $43. A base license is not required when just purchasing a fishing license.

If you need to purchase a license, there are two ways to purchase one in Michigan.

You can visit a local license retailer or DNR Customer Service Center and purchase in person.  You can also use the E-license system to buy a license online.  Just visit mdnr-elicense.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet to get started.

For more information on fishing in Michigan, visit michigan.gov/fishing.