Time for a new fishing license as 2018 season opens

Associated Press

Lansing – If you’re planning to go fishing in Michigan, be advised that you need a new license.

Four men fish off a boat anchored on Lake St. Clair near Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe.

Sunday kicks off the 2018 fishing license season and regulation cycle. Newly obtained licenses will be good through March 31, 2019.

To get one, visit a local retailer or Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center. Or, use the E-License system to make an online purchase.

Among regulations are a new opening date for muskellunge harvest season, which starts the first Saturday in June. A new catch-and-immediate-release season is open all year.

A new group of waters has been added where anglers may retain additional brook trout. And a new registration system is in place for anglers who harvest a lake sturgeon or muskellunge.

More information is available from the Michigan Fishing Guide.