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Horn reminds residents of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend

LANSING, Mich. — State Ken Horn on Wednesday reminded residents of the upcoming Summer Free Fishing Weekend.

“We in the 32nd District are blessed to have the beautiful Great Lakes Bay Region right in our backyards,” said Horn, R-Frankenmuth. “Whether you’re on a river in Saginaw County or a lake in Genesee County, there are endless opportunities to get out with the family and enjoy this timeless pastime.”

The state of Michigan hosts two free fishing weekends every year — one in the winter and one in the summer. This summer, residents will have an opportunity to enjoy the many spectacular fishing opportunities Michigan has to offer on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

During these two days, residents and nonresidents alike can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Entry fees for state public boating access sites, state parks and recreation areas are also waived during this time.

Since 1986, Michigan has celebrated the free weekend as a way to promote awareness of the state’s vast aquatic resources and to give families a great chance to pass along the joy of fishing to the next generation.

“I am proud to have passed down the love for this Michigan tradition to my grandson Liam,” Horn said. “I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful resources Pure Michigan has to offer. The memories will last a lifetime.”

For more information, including a list of activities across the state, visit


Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the above photograph is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab. Audio of Horn discussing the upcoming free fishing weekend is also available on his website. Click “Audio” under the Media Center tab.

Photo caption: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, and his grandson Liam prepare for a fishing trip in the 32nd District.