Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Saturday June 14 is your chance to try fishing for the first time, or dust off your rod and put it back into use. It is Free Fishing Day in Idaho, and Fish and Game invites everyone 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. Free fishing day includes salmon; anglers don't need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits.
Free fishing day provides a great opportunity for novices to give fishing a try. It is also a great opportunity for those who might want to pick up an old tradition. It is also a great opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the sport for the first time.
Lack of fishing experience is no excuse. At special locations around the state, equipment will be available for use, and fishing experts will be on hand to help novice anglers learn the ins and outs of fishing. In addition, all these locations will be stocked with hatchery rainbow trout prior to the special day. For information on a location near you, contact your local Fish and Game office.