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All winter, you’ve been waiting for spring fishing in Traverse City, and with good reason! March brings the first big steelhead run, and in April Michigan’s catch and release season begins, followed almost immediately by the trout season opener -- and the panfish in our inland lakes are practically begging to be caught.
Plan your fishing adventure with one of these packages offered year-round by our diverse selection of lodging properties.
Choose the lakes you want to fish in, take a look at Michigan's Fishing rules and regulations and find out where to get a license with these helpful Department of Natural Resources' links below.
Fish Stocking Database - Search for lakes in the Traverse City area to see when the DNR stocked fish.
Michigan Fishing Guide - All the rules and regulations you need to know.
License Agents - Map of where to buy fishing licenses.
Purchase a License - Buy your license online.