License & Fishing Information

You can now purchase one-day fishing licenses via your mobile device or desk computer. The cost is $10 and can be paid by credit or debit card. Go to the Michigan DNR E-License Site and follow the steps. Read about Michigan Fishing license fees here. There are also businesses in Ludington that sell fishing licenses.

Current fishing license prices are as follows:

Resident Annual: $26
Non-Resident Annual: $68
Senior Annual (65 and older): $11
24-Hour (both resident and non-resident): $10
72-Hour (both resident and non-resident): $30

Local Business That Sell Fishing Licenses:


Pere Marquette Expeditions
Waterside Resort

Anglers and Boaters: You are an important partner in preventing the spread of fish diseases and other aquatic nuisance species.

Anglers and boaters can take some easy steps to prevent the spread of fish diseases and other aquatic nuisance species such as zebra mussels by taking the following steps to help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Clean boats, trailers, and other equipment thoroughly between fishing trips to keep from transporting undesirable fish pathogens and organisms, from one water body to another with special care to clean fishing equipment when you are done fishing known locations of the fish diseases. A light bleach solution is an excellent disinfectant for cleaning your equipment.
  • After cleaning allow boats, trailers, and other equipment to fully dry for 4 to 6 hours in the sun.
  • Do not move fish or fish parts from one body of water to another.
  • Do not release live bait into any water body.
  • Handle fish as gently as possible if you intend to release them and release them as quickly as possible.
  • Refrain from hauling the fish for long periods in live wells if you intend to release them.
  • Report unusual numbers of dead or dying fish to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division offices.
  • Educate other anglers about the measure they can take to prevent the spread of fish diseases and other aquatic nuisance species.

More Boating & Fishing Info...

Also see:
Marine Contractors
Bait Tackle and Fishing Supplies
Boat Motor Rentals
Boat Storage
Charter Boats
Canoes & Kayak Rentals

All Area Fishing Reports:

Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River

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Last Updated: 09-29-2020 04:43 PM ID: 331