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Family friendly fishing waters

From the Michigan DNR

Do you know a great place to go fishing? Is it easy for others to access? Then we need your help!

Many people don’t know good places to go fishing, and they often don’t know where to look to find out. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to address this issue by developing a Family Friendly Fishing Waters website dedicated to connecting interested individuals with local fishing opportunities.

To create the Family Friendly Fishing Waters, the DNR needs your help as volunteers to collect valuable information about water bodies located throughout Michigan that would be easy for new anglers to access and use. To collect this information, an online form has been developed to gather the necessary details.

Our established format requires applicants to share digital photos of any suggested Family Friendly Fishing Waters location. To do so, an email must be sent to DNR-FamilyFriendlyFishingWaters@michigan.gov with the photos included as JPEG attachments. The email subject line should reference the suggested location. Photos should be relevant to the suggested location and highlight the fishing area(s), the parking area and/or the water body itself. Be sure to take several photos from various angles and we will select the best ones to use.

To get started on submitting a potential Family Friendly Fishing Waters location, simply visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/FFFW and answer as many of the form’s questions as possible. Please note some of the questions are required so the future website can be as thorough as possible.

Upon submission, all entries will be vetted by DNR staff to ensure they fit the necessary requirements to be considered a Family Friendly Fishing Water location.

It should be noted that submission of a water body does not guarantee it will be included on the Family Friendly Fishing Waters website once it has launched. The DNR will make every effort to include as many water bodies that are submitted as possible.

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