Free Fishing Days in June 2017

National Fishing and Boating Week is June 3 – 11, 2017. This week is dedicated to “highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing.”

In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week, many states (see the list below) offer free fishing days. During these designated times you can fish without the cost of a license. It’s a great time for an ordinary outdoorsman to try out fishing for the first time or get back into it after a long time away. In many cases, there are also free fishing events where the pole and bait are supplied.

Don’t see your state listed? Don’t worry. It’s probably just another time of year. Check our free fishing days page to see if/when your state offers free fishing.

Be sure to check your state’s regulations for complete details.



States with free fishing days in June 2017

  • Alabama // June 10
  • Arizona // June 3 // see page 3 of regs
  • Arkansas // June 9-11 // 2nd Fri – Saturday in June
  • Colorado // June 3-4 // first full weekend of June each year
  • Delaware // June 3-4 // unable to verify
  • Florida // Freshwater: April 1 -2, June 10 – 11 // Saltwater: June 3 – 4, September 2, & November 25
  • Georgia // June 3 & 10 // September 23
  • Hawaii //  marine fishing doesn’t require a license
  • Idaho // June 10 // residents & nonresidents
  • Illinois // June 16-19
  • Indiana // April 15, May 20, & June 3 – 4
  • Iowa // June 2 – 4 // for residents only
  • Kansas // June 3 – 4 // first full weekend in June
  • Kentucky // June 3 – 4 // first Saturday and Sunday in June
  • Louisiana // June 10-11
  • Maine // February 18 & 19 and June 3 & 4
  • Maryland // June 3 & 10 (1st two Saturdays in June) and July 4
  • Massachusetts // June 3-4
  • Michigan // February 18 & 19 and June 10 & 11
  • Minnesota // June 9 – 11, must be accompanied by a child 15 or younger // see page 11 of regs
  • Mississippi // June 3-4 // Gulf coast, July 4
  • Missouri // June 10-11 // the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June
  • Montana // June 17 – 18 // annually on Father’s Day weekend in June
  • Nevada // June 10 // always the 2nd Saturday in June
  • New Hampshire // January 21 & June 3 // first Saturday in June & third Saturday in January
  • New Jersey // June 10 & October 21.
  • New Mexico // June 3 & September 23
  • New York // February 18-19, June 24-25, & November 11
  • North Dakota // June 3-4 & December 30-31
  • Oklahoma // June 3 & 4 // unable to verify
  • Oregon // April 22-23, June 3-4, November 25-26, & December 31-January 1, 2018
  • Tennessee // June 10 // Saturday of the first full week in June annually
  • Texas // June 3 // first Saturday in June annually // unable to verify
  • Utah // June 10 // see page 5 in the regs
  • Vermont // June 10
  • Virginia // June 2-4
  • Washington // June 10-11 // unable to verify
  • West Virginia //  June 10-11 // unable to verify
  • Wisconsin // January 21-22 & June 3-4 // third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June
  • Wyoming // June 3

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