National Fishing and Boating week is fast approaching. This year the event will take place during the week of June 3 - 11. During this week most states offer a free fishing day or weekend for residents and nonresidents alike. Meaning you can fish without a fishing license on any public water in that state. This is a great time for beginners or for parents who want to introduce their kids to the great sport of fishing.  

        National Fishing and Boating week is a national event that strives to highlight the importance of boating and fishing. These activities help support conservation efforts and keep our waters open and free for use to the public. Make sure you show your state legislators how important keeping our lands public and clean is by getting out and fishing on free fishing day(s) in your state!

 

        I have provided a chart with dates for all 50 states. So grab that tackle box and let's go fishing! 

        Please be aware that states may have certain restrictions and regulations, so be sure to check your state fish and wildlife agency for any specific rules or regulations they may have in place. 

        Also, be sure to check out our what to bring fishing post, for all the basic essentials you will need. 

 

State Day(s)
Alabama 6/10/2017
Arkansas 6/9/2017 - 6/11/2017
Arizona 6/3/2017
California 7/1/2017
Colorado 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Connecticut 5/13/2017
Washington D.C. 6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Delaware 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Florida 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017(salt water)
6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017 (freshwater)
Georgia 6/3/2017, 6/10/2017
Hawaii 365 days a year (marine)
Iowa 6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Idaho 6/1/-2017
Illinois 6/16/2017 - 6/19/2017
Indiana 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Kansas 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Kentucky 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Louisiana 6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017
Maine 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Maryland 6/3/2017, 6/10/2017,
7/4/2017
Massachusetts 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Michigan 6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017
Minnesota 6/9/2017 - 6/11/2017
Missouri 5/6/2017
Mississippi 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Montana 6/17/2017 - 6/18/2017
North Carolina 7/4/2017
North Dakota 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Nebraska 5/20/2017
New Hampshire 6/17/2017
New Jersey 6/10/2017
New Mexico 6/4/2017
New York 6/24/2017 - 6/25/2017
Nevada 6/10/2017
Ohio 5/6/2017 - 5/7/2017
Oklahoma 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Oregon 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
Pennsylvania 5/28/2017, 7/4/2017
Rhode Island 5/6/2017 - 5/7/2017
South Carolina 5/29/2017, 7/4/2017
South Dakota 5/28/2017 - 5/30/2017
Tennessee 6/10/2017
Texas 6/3/2017
Utah 6/10/2017
Virginia 6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Vermont 1/28/2017 (Free Ice Fishing)
Washington 6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017
Wisconsin 6/3/2017 - 6/4/2017
West Virginia 6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017
Wyoming 6/3/2017

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All of my life has been focused on the outdoors. From the days of fishing with my father when I was young, to learning more advanced outdoor skills through the Boy Scouts of America; you could say the outdoors is pretty much my life blood. I enjoy a wide range of activities including camping, survival, fishing, hunting, and bushcraft. I have spent most of my life learning these skills and now I want to pass on my knowledge and hopefully learn even more in return.

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