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Free Fishing Day - June 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 

Discover the Joy of Fishing
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Free Fishing Day - Girl with New Pole
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Idaho's Free Fishing Day is an annual event held the second Saturday every June. All anglers, residents and nonresidents, can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho's waters without a license.

If you've never been fishing, Free Fishing Day is also a great day to learn. Fish and Game personnel and volunteers set up several free events at local fishing waters throughout the state to help first-timers discover the joys of fishing.

There are a limited number of loaner rods and reels available to practice with but if you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it.

All other fishing rules and regulations including creel limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions remain in effect. Always check the seasons and rules for the water where you plan to go fishing.

Panhandle Region - (208) 769-1414

  • Coeur d’Alene - Ponderosa Springs Golf Course, 7-11 a.m
  • Bonners Ferry - Snow Creek Pond, Co-sponsored with Bonner’s Ferry Lions Club, 9am-noon
  • Spicer Pond - St. Maries, 9am-noon
  • Murray - Steamboat Ponds, 9am-noon
  • Mullan - Lucky Friday Pond, 9am-noon
  • Post Falls - Post Falls Park Pond, 9am-noon
  • Priest Lake - Priest Lake Golf Course, Co-sponsored among Priest Lake Golf Course, Priest Lake Sportsman’s Association, the Kalispel Tribe, and Priest Lake Employees Association, 9am-noon
  • Rathdrum - Rathdrum City Park, Co-sponsored with Rathdrum Parks and Recreation, 9am-noon
  • Sandpoint - Round Lake State Park, 9am-noon

Contact the regional office at (208) 769-1414 for more information.
Southwest Region - (208) 465-8465

  • Atwood Pond (Payette) — Kids' Conservation Day - Registration begins at 8:00 am - Hosted by Safari Club International
  • Council (Ol' McDonald) Pond — 9:00am - 1:00 pm - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game and the Adams County Sheriff's Office
  • Ed's Pond (Emmett) — 9:00am - Noon - Hosted by the Gem County Recreation District, True Value Hardware, Boise National Forest (Emmett Ranger District) Wild Willy's and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Fischer Pond (Cascade) — 10:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by Lake Cascade State Park, Wal-Mart, and local sponsors
  • Kimberland Meadows Pond (New Meadows) — 9:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game and the Adams County Sheriff's Office
  • Legacy Park Pond (Mt. Home) — 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Hosted by the Idaho Fish and Game Reservists, Mt. Home Parks and Recreation and Mt. Home Air Force Base
  • Lowman (10-mile) Ponds — 9:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by the Boise National Forest (Lowman Ranger District), Sourdough Lodge and Idaho Fish and Game
  • McDevitt Pond (Boise) — 8:00am - Noon - Hosted by the Boise Police Association and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Northwest Passage Pond (McCall) — 9:00am - Noon - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game
  • Parkcenter Pond (Boise) — 9:00am - 2:00pm - Hosted by the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Council, Micron Technology, Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, Hillcrest Floral, Ada County Parks and Waterways, Boise Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Visitor Center Pond (Idaho City) — 9:00am - 1:00pm - Hosted by the Boise National Forest (Idaho City Ranger District) and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Wilson Springs Ponds (Nampa) — 8:00am - Noon - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game and Nampa Parks and Recreation

Contact the regional office at (208) 465-8465 for more information.
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Last Updated: May 24, 2016 
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