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Idaho sets local no-fee Free Fishing Day events June 13

No fishing gear or experience? No problem! — Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Saturday, June 13 is Idaho’s annual Free Fishing Day. Idaho Fish and Game invites residents, nonresidents, as well as veteran and novice anglers of all ages to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Even though a fishing license is not required for this special day, all other rules, such as limits and tackle restrictions, still remain in effect. Make sure to grab a copy of the fishing regulations before you head out on the water. Free fishing day does include salmon fishing; anglers do not need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits.

Staff and volunteers will be available at seven locations around the region to help novice anglers learn the basics of fishing. Contests, activities and prizes will be awarded during these events.

All of these locations will be freshly stocked with hatchery rainbow trout. All events run from 9 a.m. to noon.

• Elk City at Karolyn's Pond

• Grangeville at Wilkins Pond

• Headquarters and Pierce/Weippe at Deer Creek Reservoir

• Kooskia at Fenn Pond, five miles from Lowell on Forest Service Road 223.

• Lewiston at Mann Lake

• Lewiston at Kiwanis Park Pond/Levee Pond

• Moscow/Troy at Spring Valley Reservoir

Contact the Clearwater Regional office for information, 799-5010.


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