Saturday, June 8 is Idaho’s Free Fishing Day and Idaho Fish and Game invites anglers, residents and nonresidents, to celebrate the day by fishing without a license.
Lack of fishing experience is no excuse. Fishing equipment will be available for use and experts will be on hand to help novice anglers learn the basics at these local events:
- Challis - Blue Mountain Meadow Pond, 8 a.m. to noon
- Salmon - Kids Creek Pond, 8 a.m. to noon
- Stanley - Sawtooth Kids Pond, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.
All locations will be stocked with hatchery rainbow trout prior to the special day. Single-parent families are encouraged to attend and all children must be accompanied by an adult. While a limited number of rods and reels will be available for use, participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if possible.
For more information about local fishing opportunities, contact the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271 or visit the Idaho Fishing Planner.