Looking for something to do this summer? How about fishing? It’s outside, has built-in social distancing, and if you go on certain days, totally free.

Various states have free fishing days, when the typical requirement to pay for a fishing license is waived. It’s a great chance to get people of all ages out on the water with a rod and a reel.

The following list has the free fishing days of each state, according to TakeMeFishing.org. If you missed one of the dates, don’t worry — another one is coming around quickly. (Plus, you could always just buy a fishing license — see how much those cost here.)

 

Free fishing days 2020, by state

Alabama Free Fishing Day

June 13, 2020 (Second Saturday in June every year)

 

Arizona Free Fishing Day

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
June 5, 2021

 

Arkansas Free Fishing Days

June 12-14, 2020 (Second full weekend in June every year)

 

California Free Fishing Days

July 4, 2020
Sept. 5, 2020

 

Colorado Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend of June every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Connecticut Free Fishing Days

June 21, 2020
Aug. 8, 2020
May 8, 2021

 

Delaware Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend of June every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Florida Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (saltwater fishing)
June 13 – 14, 2020 (freshwater fishing)
April 3 – 4, 2021 (freshwater fishing)
June 5 – 6, 2021 (saltwater fishing)

 

Georgia Free Fishing Day

Sept. 26, 2020

 

Hawaii Free Fishing Days

Every day (365 days/year for marine fishing)

 

Idaho Free Fishing Day

June 13, 2020 (Second Saturday of June every year)

 

Illinois Free Fishing Days

June 19 – 22, 2020 (Father’s Day weekend every year)

 

Indiana Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
Sept. 26, 2020
May 2, 2021 (First Sunday in May every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Iowa Free Fishing Days

June 5 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
June 4 – 6, 2021

 

Kansas Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Kentucky Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Louisiana Free Fishing Days

June 13 – 14, 2020 (Second Saturday and Sunday in June every year)

 

Maine Free Fishing Days

Feb. 14 – 15, 2021 (Presidents’ Day weekend every year)
May 29 – 30, 2021

 

Maryland Free Fishing Days

June 6 and 13, 2020 (First two Saturdays in June every year)
July 4, 2020 (Every Fourth of July)

 

Massachusetts Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year, freshwater)
June 20 – 21, 2020 (Father’s Day weekend every year, saltwater)
June 5 – 6, 2021 (freshwater)

 

Michigan Free Fishing Days

June 13 – 14, 2020
Feb. 14 – 15, 2021

 

Minnesota Free Fishing Days

June 5 – 7, 2020 Take a Kid Fishing Weekend (First weekend in June every year)
Jan. 17 – 19, 2021 (Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend)
May 8 – 9, 2021 (Mother’s Day weekend every year)
June 4 – 6, 2021 Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

 

Mississippi Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
July 4, 2020 (Every Fourth of July)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Missouri Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (The Saturday/Sunday following the first Monday in June every year)
June 12 – 13, 2021

 

Montana Free Fishing Days

June 20 – 21, 2020 (Father’s Day weekend every year)

 

 

Nevada Free Fishing Day

June 13, 2020 (Second Saturday in June every year)

 

New Hampshire Free Fishing Days

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
January 17, 2021 (Third Saturday in January every year)
June 5, 2021

 

New Jersey Free Fishing Days

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
Oct. 17, 2020
June 5, 2021

New Mexico Free Fishing Days

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
Sept. 26, 2020 (Last Saturday in September every year)
June 5, 2021

 

New York Free Fishing Days

June 27 – 28, 2020
Sept. 26, 2020
Nov. 11, 2020
Feb. 14 – 15, 2021 (Presidents’ Day weekend every year)

 

North Carolina Free Fishing Day

July 4, 2020 (Every Fourth of July)

 

North Dakota Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
Dec. 26 – 27, 2020 (Last weekend in December every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Ohio Free Fishing Days

June 20 – 21, 2020 (Father’s Day weekend every year)

 

Oklahoma Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
June 5 – 6, 2020

 

Oregon Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
Aug. 15 – 16. 2020
Nov. 27 – 28, 2020 (Thanksgiving weekend every year)
Feb. 14 – 15, 2021 (Presidents’ Day weekend every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Pennsylvania Free Fishing Days

July 4, 2020 (Every Fourth of July)
May 30, 2021 (Sunday before Memorial Day every year)

 

Rhode Island Free Fishing Days

May 1 – 2, 2021 (First weekend in May every year, freshwater only)

 

South Carolina Free Fishing Days

July 4, 2020 (Every Fourth of July)
May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day every year)

 

South Dakota Free Fishing Days

May 21 – 23, 2021 (Every third weekend in May)

 

Tennessee Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 12, 2020

 

Texas Free Fishing Day

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
June 5, 2021

 

Utah Free Fishing Day

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
June 5, 2021

 

Vermont Free Fishing Days

June 13, 2020 (Second Saturday in June every year)
January 23, 2021 (Fourth Saturday in January every year)

 

Virginia Free Fishing Days

June 5 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
June 4 – 6, 2021

 

Washington Free Fishing Days

June 5 – 6, 2020 (First weekend after the first Monday in June every year)
June 11 – 12, 2021

 

West Virginia Free Fishing Days

June 13 – 14, 2020 (Second Saturday and Sunday in June every year)

 

Wisconsin Free Fishing Days

June 6 – 7, 2020 (First weekend in June every year)
Jan. 16 – 17, 2021 (Third weekend in January every year)
June 5 – 6, 2021

 

Wyoming Free Fishing Day

June 6, 2020 (First Saturday in June every year)
June 5, 2021

 

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