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Free Fishing Day - June 13, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 

Discover the Joy of Fishing
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Free Fishing Day - Girl with New Pole
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Idaho's Free Fishing Day is an annual event held the second Saturday every June. All anglers, residents and nonresidents, can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho's waters without a license.

If you've never been fishing, Free Fishing Day is also a great day to learn. Fish and Game personnel and volunteers set up several free events at local fishing waters throughout the state to help first-timers discover the joys of fishing.

There are a limited number of loaner rods and reels available to practice with but if you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it.

All other fishing rules and regulations including creel limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions remain in effect. Always check the seasons and rules for the water where you plan to go fishing.

Panhandle Region - (208) 769-1414

  • Coeur d'Alene, Ponderosa Springs Golf Course — 7 a.m.-11 a.m. The owners have generously agreed to close the course for that special morning for twenty-six straight years, so youngsters will have a chance to catch their first fish.
  • Bonners Ferry, Snow Creek Pond — 9 a.m. - noon Co-sponsored with Bonner's Ferry Lions Club
  • Calder, Calder Pond — 9 a.m. - noon Co-sponsored with US Forest Service
  • Spicer Pond, St. Maries — 9 a.m. - noon
  • Murray, Steamboat Ponds — 9 a.m. - noon
  • Mullan, Lucky Friday Pond — 9 a.m. - noon
  • Post Falls, Post Falls Park Pond — 9 a.m. - noon
  • Priest Lake, Priest Lake Golf Course — 9 a.m. - noon Co-sponsored among Priest Lake Golf Course, Priest Lake Sportsman's Assoc., the Kalispel Tribe, and Priest Lake Employees Assoc.
  • Rathdrum, Rathdrum City Park — 9 a.m. - noon Co-sponsored with Rathdrum Parks and Recreation
  • Sandpoint, Round Lake State Park — 9 a.m. - noon

Contact the regional office at (208) 769-1414 for more information.
Clearwater Region - All Events are from 9:00 a.m. to Noon - (208) 799-5010

  • Elk City — Karolyn's Pond
  • Grangeville — Wilkin's Pond
  • Headquarters — Pierce/Weippe - Deer Creek Reservoir
  • Lewiston — Mann Lake
  • Lewiston — Mann Lake, Kiwanis Park/Levee Pond
  • Kooskia — Fenn Pond - 5 miles from Lowell on Forest Service Road 223
  • Moscow/Troy — Spring Valley Reservoir

Contact the regional office at (208) 799-5010 for more information.
Southwest Region - (208) 465-8465

  • Atwood Pond (Payette) — Kids' Conservation Day - Registration begins at 8:00 am - Hosted by Safari Club International, Howard's Tackle Shop and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Council (Ol' McDonald) Pond — 9:00am - 1:00 pm - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game and the Adams County Sheriff's Office
  • Ed's Pond (Emmett) — 9:00 am - Noon - Hosted by the Gem County Recreation District, True Value Hardware, Boise National Forest (Emmett Ranger District) Wild Willy's and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Fischer Pond (Cascade) — 10:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by Lake Cascade State Park, Wal-Mart, and local sponsors
  • Kimberland Meadows Pond (New Meadows) — 9:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game and the Adams County Sheriff's Office
  • Lake Lowell (Nampa) — 10:00am - 3:00 pm - Gotts Point at the west end of Greenhurst Avenue - Hosted by Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, AAA Bait, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Howard's Tackle Shoppe, Jim's Pawn Shop, and Sportsman's Warehouse
  • Legacy Park Pond (Mt. Home) — 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Hosted by the Idaho Fish and Game Reservists, Mt. Home Parks and Recreation and Mt. Home Air Force Base
  • Lowman (10-mile) Ponds — 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by the Boise National Forest (Lowman Ranger District), Sourdough Lodge and Idaho Fish and Game
  • McDevitt Pond (Boise) — 8:00 am - Noon - Hosted by the Boise Police Association and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Mill Pond (Horseshoe Bend) — 10:00 am-4:00 pm - Hosted by Valley View Chevron and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Northwest Passage Pond (McCall) — 9:00 am - Noon - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game
  • Parkcenter Pond (Boise) — 9:00am - 2:00 pm - Hosted by the Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Council, Micron Technology, Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, Hillcrest Floral, Ada County Parks and Waterways, Boise Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Visitor Center Pond (Idaho City) — 9:00 am - Noon - Hosted by the Boise National Forest (Idaho City Ranger District) and Idaho Fish and Game
  • Wilson Springs Ponds (Nampa) — 8:00 am - Noon - Hosted by Idaho Fish and Game, Nampa Parks and Recreation, and Pepsi

Contact the regional office at (208) 465-8465 for more information.
Southeast Region - All events are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - (208) 232-4703

  • Grace — Grace Fish Hatchery - for anglers 14 and younger
  • Marsh Valley — Hawkins Reservoir
  • Pocatello — Edson Fichter Pond
  • Soda Springs — Kelly Park Pond (upper pond) - for anglers 13 and younger

Contact the regional office at (208) 232-4703 for more information.


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