Grab Your Pole and Tackle Box: Free Fishing Days Are Here

What's Hot

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

How a Mexican Tariff Will Boost the Cost of 6 Common PurchasesFamily

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

How to Protect Yourself From the ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Phone ScamFamily

Report: Walmart to Begin Selling CarsCars

Is Your TV Tracking You? Here’s How to Tell — and Prevent ItAround The House

Trump Scraps FHA Rate Cut — What Does It Mean for You?Borrow

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

11 Staging Tips to Help You Get Top Dollar When Selling Your HomeAround The House

8 Tuition-Free U.S. CollegesCollege

10 Overlooked Expenses That Ruin Your BudgetFamily

4 Car Insurers That Might Raise Rates Even When the Accident Wasn’t Your FaultCars

How to Invest If Trump Kills the ‘Fiduciary Rule’Grow

20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last LongerAround The House

12 Surprising Ways to Wreck Your Credit ScoreBorrow

Most states allow residents to fish for free -- no license needed -- during upcoming National Fishing and Boating Week. Learn where you can get in on the fun in your area.

You know what they say: A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. That’s an especially true statement when you can go fishing for free – no license required.

In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), most states offer free fishing days, when anglers get the green light to fish on any public body of water without having to purchase a fishing license first.

If you haven’t fished before but you’ve always wanted to try it, here’s a unique opportunity to try your hand at reeling in a big one.

Free fishing days “lets everyone ‘test the waters’ to see if they enjoy the sport of fishing,” Ken Cunningham, assistant chief for the Wildlife Department of the Oklahoma Fisheries Division, told the Tahlequah Daily Press. “We would urge everyone to get out and wet a line. Chances are they are really going to enjoy it.”

Although anglers don’t need to have a fishing license to hit the waters with their fishing pole on a state-designated free fishing day, they have to abide by their state’s fishing regulations, which often include daily fish limits and restrictions on fish size.

Click here to see when your state offers free fishing days this year. You can call your state fish and wildlife agency for more details.

Click here to find fun places to fish and boat near you.

My family spent a lot of time on the lake fishing when I was a kid. Although I haven’t gone in years, my kids now both have fishing poles and we’re planning a fishing trip soon, possibly during our state’s upcoming free fishing event.

Do you fish? Do you plan on grabbing your pole and hitting up a fishing hole during your state’s free fishing days? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: How to Stop 6 Serious Threats to Summer Fun

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,878 more deals!