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It’s National Fishing and Boating Week, and You Should Take Advantage

Get out June 6-14 for National Fishing and Boating Week!

If you have been looking for a reason to get out on the water or try some fishing, June 6-14, 2015 gives you the perfect reason. It is National Fishing and Boating Week, where you can fish and take your boat out on the water free of charge.

Most states will be offering this once-a-year event this upcoming weekend with a few others the following weekend. Regardless, take advantage of it and get your family and friends together for a fun packed weekend of fighting fish.

Here is a list of the participating states and the dates for each:

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

All state fishing and boating laws still apply, minus licences and stamps. The same goes for possession limits and size regulations, so especially if you’re new to the sport, make sure you’re familiar with the basic laws and regulations for game fish in your area.

In our busy lives it is important to make some time to get your family outdoors and make some long lasting memories. These free special events give you one more reason to do so, even if it is just for one day or the whole weekend.

For more information about this event, go to TakeMeFishing.org.

It’s National Fishing and Boating Week, and You Should Take Advantage