CHEYENNE - Both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free with no license required all day in Wyoming on June 7. The free fishing day was authorized in 2003 by the Wyoming State Legislature.
Free Fishing Day applies to all waters in Wyoming with the exception that fishing licenses are required in Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. All fishing regulations such as creel and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures still apply.
Free Fishing Day is held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and is designed to provide an opportunity for people to get reacquainted with fishing and enjoy Wyoming’s outstanding fishing opportunities.
Activities to be held across the state in celebration of Free Fishing Day:
Afton - Kids’ Fishing Day, Golf Course Pond, 7 a.m.
Casper - Kids’ Fishing Derby, Yesness Pond, 9 a.m.
Cheyenne - Family Fishing Day, Granite Reservoir, Curt Gowdy State Park, 10 a.m.
Cody - Kids’ Fishing Day, Beck Lake, 8:30 a.m.
Jackson - Kids’ Fishing Day, Jackson National Fish Hatchery, 10:30 a.m.
Lander - Kids’ Fishing Day, Luckey Pond, 9 a.m.
Powell - Annual Kids’ Fishing Day, Homesteader Park Pond, 6 a.m.
Pinedale - Kids’ Fishing, Day CCC Ponds, 10 a.m.
Saratoga - Kids’ Fishing Day, Saratoga Resort Pond, 7:30 a.m.
Other Kids’ Fishing Days throughout the summer:
Dubois - Kids’ Fishing Day, Scout’s Pond, 9 a.m.
Evanston - Kids’ Fishing Derby, UP Ice Ponds, 7 a.m.
Kemmerer - Youth Fishing Derby, Kemmerer City Pond, 8 a.m.
Rock Springs - Kids’ Fishing Day at Wataha Park Pond, 9 a.m.
Lovell - Bighorn National Forest Kids’ Fishing Day at Porcupine Pond, 8 a.m.
Laramie - KOWB Kids’ Fishing Day, Huck Finn Pond
For more information about Free Fishing Day and upcoming events, contact the nearest Game and Fish regional office.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)