Fishing on Sage Lake

Betsy Miner-Swartz and her Dad

Betsy Miner-Swartz and her Dad

Sage Lake has great fishing!  Bass, pike, crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish and others.  Watch for emails and flyers about fishing tournaments. The Sage Lake Association has planted fish before and plan to do so again.  Before you drop your lure in the water tho’…make sure you are licensed!


Fishing License Requirements:

  • You must purchase a license if you are 17 years of age or older. If you are under 17 years of age, you may fish without a license, but you are required to observe all fishing rules and regulations.

  • You must have the license in your possession when fishing and the identification used to purchase that license.

  • Your fishing license is valid from March 1 of a given year through March 31 of the following year.

To purchase a fishing license, you must have:

  • A valid Michigan Driver License.

  • A valid Michigan ID Card (issued by the Secretary of State) with additional proof of Michigan residency, such as a Michigan voter registration card.

  • A DNR Sportcard (issued by license dealers). If the information on your DNR Sportcard from a previous year is still accurate, you may continue to use it.

To qualify for a resident fishing license, you must:

  • Be a person who resides in a settled or permanent home or domicile within the boundaries of this state with the intention of remaining in this state (the ownership of land in Michigan by itself is not qualification for a resident license), or

  • Be a full-time student at a Michigan college or university, or

  • Serve full time in the U.S. Military and be officially stationed in Michigan.


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