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Winter fishing in Traverse City is easier than you might think -- whether you’re fishing the rivers for big steelhead or camped out on the ice waiting for some tasty perch or walleye to hit your hook -- the secret to successful winter fishing is to always dress warmly and know where to look!
Plan your fishing trip with a Winter Traverse City Escape Package. Running from January 5 to April 30, 2018, these great packages combine special rates on lodging with money saving offers on dining (and more!). Planning a visiting after April? Check out these special lodging packages and save on your room rate and more.
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.