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44 States Where You Can Fish for Free (and When)

That’s right, these states will let you fish for free.

Free fishing days are the perfect time to introduce your children or spouse to the sport you love without breaking the bank or try out a neighboring state before buying a license.

Check out the list to see if your state or a state near you will let you fish for free.

State’s Free Fishing Days 2015
Alabama6/6/15
ArkansasNoon on 6/12/15 until midnight on 6/14/15
Arizona6/6/15
California7/4/15 and 9/5/15
Colorado6/6/15 – 6/7/15
Connecticut5/9/15
District of Columbia6/6/15 – 6/14/15
Delaware6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Florida4/4/15 – 4/5/15; 6/13/15 – 6/14/15 (freshwater);
6/6/15 – 6/7/15 , 9/5/15, 11/28/15 (saltwater)
Georgia6/6/15, 6/13/15 and 9/26/15
Hawaii365 days a year (marine)
Iowa6/5/15 to 6/7/15, Iowa residents only
Idaho6/13/15
Illinois6/6/15 – 6/9/15
Indiana4/18/15, 5/16/15, 6/6/15 – 6/7/15, Indiana residents only
Kansas6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Kentucky6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Louisiana6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Maine2/14/15 and 2/15/15; 5/30/15 and 5/31/15
Maryland6/6/15, 6/13/15. The first 2 Saturdays of June
Massachusetts6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Michigan2/14/15 & 2/15/15; 6/13/15 & 6/14/15
Minnesota1/16/16 – 1/18/16 & 6/5/15 – 6/7/15
Missouri6/6/15 – 6/7/15
Mississippi6/6/15 – 6/7/15 (salt & fresh); 7/4/15 (saltwater)
Montana6/20/15 – 6/21/15
North Carolina7/4/15
North Dakota6/6/15, 6/7/15 North Dakota residents only
Nebraska5/16/15
New Hampshire6/6/15
New Jersey6/13/15 and 10/17/15
New Mexico6/6/15 & 9/26/15
New York6/27/15 and 6/28/15
Nevada6/13/15
Ohio5/2/15 – 5/3/15
Oklahoma6/6/15 – 6/7/15
Oregon6/6/15 and 6/7/15
Pennsylvania5/24/15 and 7/4/15
Rhode Island5/2/15 – 5/3/15
South Carolina5/25/15 & 7/4/15 (residents only)
South Dakota5/15/15 – 5/17/15
Tennessee6/6/15
Texas6/6/15; free fishing every day in State Parks
Utah6/6/15
Virginia6/5/15 – 6/7/15
Vermont1/31/15 Free Ice fishing and 6/13/15
Washington6/6/15 – 6/7/15
Wisconsin1/16/16 – 1/17/16 and 6/6/15 – 6/7/15
West Virginia6/13/15 – 6/14/15
Wyoming6/6/15

Remember to be safe and have fun on the water while you fish for free. Good luck!

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