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12.79.-81. Free Fishing Weekend

May 14, 2012

Not a big fisherpaerson or not from the area but want to cast a line? Well here is your chance to experience what Michigan has got to offer. Use the long distance minutes and call your out of state friends. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations still apply.

The state will hosting For Free Fishing throughout the state.  For more information on events in you county, not just West Michigan visit:,4570,7-153-10364_52261_50497-276831–,00.html

Newaygo County
12.80. Day at the Lake Picnic, Sponsored by Spectrum Health
Location: Blanche Lake, Grant
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. to ???
Details: Enjoy a Day at the Lake! Activities will be held at Blanche Lake to celebrate the 2012 Summer Free Fishing Weekend. Kayaks and canoes will be available for use. Fishing gear will also be available to use. Come play horse shoes and volleyball, enjoy a picnic and hamburgers and hotdogs with your neighbors. Gain valuable information on how to stay healthy and safe all summer long. Come out and have a great day at the lake!
Contact:, 231-834-7904

12.81. Hookin’ Up Heroes
Location: 4793 Beech Street, Newaygo
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Time: To Be Determined
Details: Hookin Up Heroes is a Military Veterans Appreciation Event which partners with Pro/Am anglers to provide our veterans and military service men and women the opportunity to compete in a fishing tournament. For more information please visit or call Ron Monroe at (231) 590-2376. Please note a Recreation Passport is required for entry.
Contact:, 231-590-2376

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