CHEYENNE - Both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free with no license required all day in Wyoming on June 6. 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.
Free Fishing Day Activities:
Afton—Kids’ Fishing Day, Golf Course Pond, 8 a.m.
Casper—Kids’ Fishing Derby, Yesness Pond, 9 a.m.
Cody—Optimists’ Kids’ Fishing Derby, Beck Lake, 8:30 a.m.
Cheyenne—Family Fishing Day, Granite Reservoir, Curt Gowdy State Park, 10 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.
Riverton—Kids’ Fishing Day, Big Bend Ponds, 8 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.
Kemmerer—Youth Fishing Derby, Kemmerer City Pond, 8 a.m.
Rock Springs—Take a Kid Fishing Day, Wataha Park Pond, 9 a.m.
Evanston—Kids/Family Fishing Day’ UP Ice Ponds, 8 a.m.
For more information about Free Fishing Day and upcoming events, contact the nearest Game and Fish regional office.
(Contact: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, (307) 777-4600)