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Rules Vary for Fishing on Private Lakes

Posted: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 6:22 am

As the fishing improves with the weather, now’s the time to get your license.Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Chad Dolan says anyone 16 or older will need a license to fish on public water. He says landowners with private lakes can fish without a license, but anyone outside the immediate family will need one. Resident fishing licenses costs around $19.

There are other options, like a license that allows you to fish for 3 years for about $50.