Free Fishing Weekend

As National Fishing and Boating Week comes to a close this weekend, it's the perfect time to take advantage of the Free Fishing Days (no fishing license required) most states offer in celebration of the sport. Check the list below to make sure your state is participating, then invite a non-angler friend to join you on the water—for FREE.


Free Fishing Days

Alabama
June 7

Arkansas
Noon June 6 until midnight June 8

Arizona
June 7

California
July 5 and Sept. 6

Colorado
June 7-8

Connecticut
May 10

District of Columbia June 1- 8

Delaware
June 7-8

Florida
April 5-6; June 14-15 (freshwater)
June 7-8; Sept. 6; Nov. 29 (saltwater)

Georgia
June 7; June 14; Sept. 27

Hawaii
365 days a year (marine)

Iowa
June 7-8
(Iowa residents only)

Idaho
June 14

Illinois
June 6-9

Indiana
April 19; May 17; June 7-8
(Indiana residents only)

Kansas
June 7-8

Kentucky
June 7-8

Louisiana
June 7-8

Maine
Feb. 15-16; May 31-June 1

Maryland
June 7; June 14; July 4

Massachusetts
June 7-8

Michigan
Feb. 15-16; June 7-8

Minnesota
Jan. 18-20; June 6-9

Missouri
June 7-8

Mississippi
June 7-8; July 4

Montana
June 14-15

North Carolina July 4

North Dakota
June 7-8
(North Dakota residents only)

Nebraska
May 17

New Hampshire
June 7

New Jersey
June 14-15

New Mexico
June 7

New York
June 28-29

Nevada
June 14

Ohio
May 3-4

Oklahoma
June 7-8

Oregon
June 7-8

Pennsylvania
May 26; July 4

Rhode Island
May 3-4

South Carolina
May 26; July 4

South Dakota
May 16-18

Tennessee June 7

Texas June 7
(Free fishing every day in State Parks)

Utah June 7

Virginia June 6-8

Vermont June 14

Washington June 7-8

Wisconsin Jan. 18-19; June 7-8

West Virginia June 7-8

Wyoming June 7


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