Fish and Game will host statewide events to help beginners get started Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.
Lack of fishing experience is no excuse. At many locations, you don’t even need a rod, tackle or bait. Just show up and Fish and Game employees and volunteers will loan you gear and show you how to catch a fish.
Here’s a list of events. For details about an event, call the regional office during business hours, and for exact locations, visit our special Free Fishing Day map page:
Spring Valley Reservoir (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
Kiwanis Park Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
Mann Lake (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
Wilkins Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
Fenn Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
Karolyns Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)