Press Release

Celebrate Idaho Free Fishing Day June 11

No fishing gear or experience - No problem.  Saturday, June 11th 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, and all locations will be freshly stocked with hungry hatchery rainbow trout.  Look for an event near you and take a kid, friend or neighbor fishing.  All events run from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Elk City - Karolyn's Pond
  • Grangeville - Wilkin's Pond
  • Pierce/Weippe - Deer Creek Reservoir
  • Kooskia - Fenn Pond, 5 miles from Lowell on Forest Service Road 223. 
  • Lewiston - Mann Lake and Kiwanis Park Pond/Levee Pond
  • Moscow/Troy - Spring Valley Reservoir

Contact the Clearwater Regional office for more information (208) 799-5010.