Rep Somerville encourages local residents to go ice fishing for free

first_img Categories: News State Rep. Pat Somerville encourages anglers to get out to the nearest lake to participate in Free Fishing Weekend, which will take place on Feb. 13 and 14.Free Fishing Weekend is an event hosted twice each year by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources – once in February, and again in June. On Feb. 13 and 14, fishermen and women are not required to carry a license while fishing. As most Michigan lakes are frozen solid in February, the winter weekend event is traditionally used for ice fishing.“Michigan has more than 46,000 lakes to choose from,” said Rep. Somerville, R-New Boston. “If you’re looking to enjoy the ‘Pure Michigan’ outdoors this season, dropping a line during Free Fishing Weekend is a great way to do so.”Because Michigan temperatures were generally mild until mid-January, Rep. Somerville encourages anglers to take extra safety precautions when venturing out onto the ice to drop a line.A full listing of current and upcoming Free Fishing Weekend activities can be found online at www.michigan.gov/freefishing.### 01Feb Rep. Somerville encourages local residents to go ice fishing for freelast_img

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