Rep Hughes encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend events in Muskegon

first_img Categories: Hughes News,News State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, is inviting fellow Muskegon county residents to get out and enjoy Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.“Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for families to get outside and spend time together,” said Rep. Hughes. “Muskegon County is fortunate enough to have two DNR-sponsored events so kids, parents and grandparents can have a fun time with our natural resources.”The two area events are:WLASA Kids Fishing Contest, taking place 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at Whitehall Goodrich Park pavilion. This is a free fishing contest for youths age 3 to 16. For more information, call 231-557-6473Muskegon Conservation Club’s Free Fishing Derby for Children, taking place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at 1921 Lake Ave. in North Muskegon. This event is for kids age 4 to 12 who are with an adult. Fishing will occur 11 a.m.-noon, followed by prizes and lunch.During Free Fishing Weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees for two days, but fishing regulations still apply.“I remember going fishing with my dad and two sisters, enjoying the area lakes with our bamboo fishing poles and my dad always making us wear our orange life preservers,” said Rep. Hughes. “We always had fun, so I hope everyone will take advantage and get out with their family to enjoy a local lake or stream during Free Fishing Weekend.”A list of Free Fishing Weekend activities is online at” alt=”last_img” />

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