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DNR Offers Women’s Salmon Fishing Weekend in Upper Peninsula

Women interested in learning more about the sport of salmon fishing can now register for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Great Lakes salmon fishing workshop to be held on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula Aug. 12-14.

“Salmon fishing on the Great Lakes requires some special knowledge and skills, but once mastered, it can be one of the most exciting fishing experiences Michigan has to offer,” said Upper Peninsula BOW chairwoman Sharon Pitz.

Participants in this advanced-level “Beyond BOW” salmon fishing workshop will leave from the Fairport Marina, located at the tip of the Garden Peninsula in Delta County, and will experience trolling for salmon in the waters of northern Lake Michigan. Guidance will be provided by several experienced salmon anglers.

The workshop will include multiple fishing trips departing from the marina, the first on Friday evening with others planned during the day Saturday and on Sunday morning. All fishing and safety equipment will be provided. However, all anglers will need a valid Michigan All-Species fishing license and should bring clothing and outerwear for a variety of weather conditions, including non-slip footwear. The $200 registration fee also includes two nights lodging and Saturday evening dinner.

Enrollment for this Beyond BOW workshop is limited to eight participants and the registration deadline is July 29. The registration form, maps and other event information can be found online at For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at 906-228-6561.

Michigan fishing licenses can be purchased online at, at DNR Operations Service Centers or at any authorized license vendor.

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