May 30, 2022
Idaho’s Free Fishing Day, held annually on the second Saturday in June, is a day to celebrate fishing in Idaho. No fishing license is required! This year’s Free Day is June 11. Idaho waters are teeming with fish, and in preparation for summer 500,000 fish will be stocked in May and early June. Use the Idaho Fishing Planner, here, to find fishing holes near you!
If you have never been fishing, Free Fishing Day is 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. To find an event in your area, click here.
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.