Sunday, May 26, 2019
Free fishing days start next weekend
Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the first time. Or, if you're willing to travel, to partake of fishing in another state without having to purchase a license. Some states may have certain restrictions. For example, you might be able to fish freshwater for free, but still have to buy a saltwater permit or trout permit. So please check before making plans.
Louisiana's free fishing weekend is June 8-9. You can fish fresh or salt over these two days without needing a license.
- Alabama, June 8 (both fresh and salt)
- Arkansas, June 7-9 (beginning noon June 7th)
- Mississippi, June 1-2 (both fresh and salt)
- Texas, June 1st (state parks are always license-free with admission)
- Oklahoma, June 1-2
For a complete list of free fishing days in all states, go to www.takemefishing.org.