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Free Fishing Day

June 8, 2019

7:00 am

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9:00 pm

Anywhere in Idaho

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:

Browse statewide events map

Panhandle Region

  • Snow Creek Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Priest Lake Golf Course (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Round Lake (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Rathdrum City Park Stream (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Post Falls park Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Ponderosa Springs Golf Course Pond (7 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT)
  • Steamboat Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)
  • Gene Day Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT)

Clearwater Region

  • 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)

Southwest Region

  • Meadow Creek Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Northwest Passage Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Ol' McDonald Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Fischer Pond (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. MDT)
  • Atwood Pond (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. MDT)
  • Sawyers Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Caldwell Rotary Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Wilson Springs Ponds (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • McDevitt Pond (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Kleiner Pond (9 a.m. – 2 p.m. MDT)
  • Idaho City Visitors Center Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Legacy Park Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)

Magic Valley Region

  • Hagerman WMA Riley Creek Pond (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Gavers Lagoon (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Freedom Park Pond (8 a.m.  – 12 p.m. MDT)

Southeast Region

  • Bannock Reservoir (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Edson Fichter Pond (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT)
  • Kelly Park Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Grace Fish Hatchery (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)

Upper Snake Region

  • Becker Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Trail Creek Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Rexburg City Ponds (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)
  • Mill Creek Pond (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT)

Salmon Region

  • Sawtooth Kids Pond (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT)
  • Blue Mountain Meadow Pond (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)
  • Kids Creek Pond (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT)

The department will stock trout in select locations before the event to increase your chances of landing a fish. Check our fish stocking page to find out where the fish trucks have been lately.

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