Idaho Fish and Game’s Free Fishing Day on Saturday is exactly as it sounds: a chance for anyone to grab a rod and go fishing with no license required.
At many locations, you don’t even need a rod, tackle or bait. Just show up and Fish and Game employees and volunteers will loan you gear and show you how to catch a fish.
Here’s a list of local events. For details about an event, call the regional office during business hours, and for exact locations, visit our special Free Fishing Day map page at https://bit.ly/2imWNde.
Upper Snake Region (208-525-7290)
Becker Pond (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Mill Creek Pond, Mill Pond (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Rexburg City Ponds (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Trail Creek Pond, Victor Kids Pond (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Salmon Region (208-756-2271_
Blue Mountain Meadow Pond (8 a.m.-noon)
Kids Creek Pond (8 a.m.-noon)
Sawtooth Kids Pond (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
The department will stock trout in select locations before the event to increase your chances of landing a fish. Check our fish stocking page to find out where the fish trucks have been lately.
Free Fishing Day events aren’t the only way to learn how to fish. Fish and Game’s “Take me Fishing Trailers” are loaded with loaner rods and tackle, and Take Me Fishing Trailer events let you try fishing without having to first buy a license. Events are held throughout June, July and August.