Michigan Fishing License

Buy A Michigan Fishing License Online Today.

You are required to possess a valid Michigan fishing license if you are 17 years of age or older and want to fish in Michigan.

If you are under 17, you may fish without a Michigan fishing license, but you are required to observe all fishing rules and regulations. Any adult actively assisting a minor who does not have a license MUST have a fishing license. Please note, a license is required when targeting fish, amphibians, crustaceans and reptiles.

Michigan’s annual fishing license is valid from March 1 through March 31 of the following year (13 months).

Michigan fishing licenses are considered for ALL SPECIES.

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Michigan fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Michigan can range from about $5.00 for a Resident Annual Junior Base fishing license to under $300.00 for a Nonresident Combo license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Michigan Resident Fishing License Prices

Note: If you are a resident who wants to primarily fish, but also hunt small game in Michigan, you are required to possess a [hunting] Base License*, unless otherwise noted. The Base license allows residents to hunt small game and to purchase additional hunting licenses.

Michigan Resident Annual Fishing License:

$26.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Senior Annual Fishing License: Residents 65 years of age or older or residents who are legally blind

$11.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident 1-Day (24 hours) Fishing License:

$10.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident 3-Day (72 hours) Fishing License:

$30.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Includes Base*, 2 Deer and Michigan Resident Annual “all-species” Fishing License

$76.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Senior Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Includes Base*, 2 Deer and Michigan Resident Annual “all-species” Fishing License. RESIDENTS ONLY – 65 years of age or older

$43.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Annual Base* License (Adult): 

$11.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Annual Base* License (Junior): 

$6.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Annual Base* License (Senior 65+): 

$5.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Resident Sturgeon Permit:The sturgeon permit and harvest tag are NO LONGER REQUIRED. However, you must register your sturgeon harvest within 24 hours.

How much does a Michigan nonresident fishing license cost online?

Michigan Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Note: If you are an adult nonresident who wants to primarily fish, but also hunt small game in Michigan, you are required to possess a [hunting] Base License*, unless otherwise noted. The Base license allows adult nonresidents to hunt small game and to purchase additional hunting licenses.

Michigan Nonresident Annual Fishing License:

$76.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Nonresident 1-Day (24 hours) Fishing License:

$10.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Nonresident 3-Day (72 hours) Fishing License:

$30.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Nonresident Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Includes Base*, 2 Deer and Michigan Resident Annual “all-species” Fishing License

$266.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Nonresident Annual Base* License (Adult): 

$151.00  BUY NOW

Michigan Nonresident Sport Card:

$1.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Michigan fishing license?

By phone at (877) 598-2401

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.

Other disclosures from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Information regarding anglers with disabilities and current/former military can also be found here on the MDNR website under the NOTES section at the bottom of the page