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June 4 is Wyoming Free Fishing Day

Get hooked on a new hobby this summer

5/16/2022 8:03:45 PM

Cheyenne -  It’s hardly a secret that Wyoming fishing is top-notch, especially with 10 blue-ribbon trout fisheries across the state. But, the fishing gets a little better the first Saturday in June because it’s free. 

On June 4 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites anglers to celebrate Free Fishing Day. Each year Game and Fish designates the first Saturday of National Boating and Fishing Week as a free fishing day when anyone can fish in Wyoming — Wind River Reservation and Yellowstone National Park excluded  —  without a fishing license. 

“Free Fishing Day is a great time to kick off summer fishing or take up fishing as a new hobby,” said Dirk Miller, Game and Fish deputy chief of fisheries. “If you need some tips to start off, head to the Game and Fish YouTube page for how-to videos.

All fishing regulations, creel and size limits, gear restrictions and stream closures remain in effect. Anglers can review the 2022 Fishing Regulations online before heading out and plan their trips with the interactive fishing guide.

Beginning on Free Fishing Day, families can enjoy fun fishing events throughout the state. Plan to attend an event near you:
 

TOWN DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION SPECIAL DETAILS 
Casper June 4 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yesness Pond Kids’ Fishing Day Harry Yesness Pond in Casper Equipment provided by North Platte Walleyes Unlimited
Cheyenne / Laramie June 4 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maury Brown Kids Fishing Day Bell Reservoir on the Maury Brown Ranch.

50 miles from Cheyenne; 60 miles from Laramie.
Free event. Transportation provided. Buses depart from Cheyenne at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided. 

Participants receive a free fishing pole and tackle, chances to win prizes. Register online by May 20. 
Cody June 4 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Registration between 8-9 a.m.
Kids Fishing Day  Beck Lake Park  Lunch and prizes provided by Cody Optimists and East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Lander June 4 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kids Fishing Day Luckey Pond in Lander Sponsored by Popo Agie Anglers and Game and Fish. Lunch provided by Kiwanis.
Riverton June 4 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kids Fishing Day Rendezvous Ponds in Riverton Lunch provided by Kiwanis.
Kemmerer June 4 8 a.m. Kemmerer Kids Fishing Derby Kemmerer Community Pond by the overpass Sponsored by the City of Kemmerer
Jackson June 4 10:30 a.m. Kids Fishing Day Rendezvous “R” Park between Jackson and Wilson Free fishing equipment donated by Jackson Hole One Fly, Trout Unlimited and Teton Co. Conservation District
Pinedale June 4 10 a.m. Kids Fishing Day Dudley Key Fields Pond in Pinedale Free gift bag of fishing supplies
Dubois June 11 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
 
Kids Fishing Day Pete’s Pond in Dubois Sponsored by Kiwanis, USFS, Game and Fish and DAWGS. Lunch provided.
Evanston June 11 TBA Evanston Kids Fishing Day UP Ice Ponds  
Rock Springs June 18 TBA Rocks Springs Kids Fishing Day Rock Springs Pond - south side of the road leading into the Rocks Springs Golf Course Sponsored by Seedskadee Trout Unlimited Chapter.

 
Lovell June 25 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Bighorn National Forest Kids Fishing Day  Porcupine Ranger Station Pond  
 
**This chart will be updated with more details throughout May. 
 

(Sara DiRienzo, Public Information Officer - (sara.dirienzo@wyo.gov))

- WGFD -

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