Kowall reminds residents of boating week, free fishing

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall on Friday reminded his constituents to take advantage of two of the favorite summertime activities of Michiganders.

“Michigan Boating Week starts June 6 and runs through June 14, while our annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Both of these events can enhance your enjoyment of the thousands of lakes, rivers and streams we have right here in Michigan. I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the beauty of our great state.”

Michigan Boating Week is an annual celebration of the great outdoor activities offered by the state. It is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Waterways Commission and the Michigan Boating Industries Association. The week-long event offers many opportunities to start boating, get back onboard or learn some new skills to use on the water.

The week-long celebration concludes with the Summer Free Fishing Weekend on June 13 and 14. During the weekend, all fishing license fees are waived, although all fishing regulations still apply. The free fishing weekend allows residents and visitors to fish on all inland and Great Lakes waters.

Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams.

For more information on the Summer Free Fishing Weekend, including a list of activities across the state, visit www.Michigan.gov/FreeFishing.