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I'm about to go visit northern Michigan, Traverse City-area, and I want to do some diving while I'm there, and possibly some spearfishing. Just wondering if anybody can tell me the laws and rules for doing it up there- if I can, first of all, as well as any necessary permits or licenses?
Thanks for any help!
You would need a non-resident 24 hour license ($7) or a non-resident restricted license for the year ($34). Restricted means anything but trout and salmon, both of which are unlawfull to spear so you would be fine. You will also need a "sportcard" which is one dollar and good forever.
Stay clear of the Muskegon river, it is a designated trout stream so you cannot possess any spearing equipment on it, ever.