During National Fishing and Boating Week, each state is offering free 2019 fishing days that allow you to fish in public waters without a license. This year the National Fishing and Boating Week will take place from June 1-9, 2019. If you’re wondering how to get the most out of the free fishing days, check out these ideas.
1. Introduce someone who is new to fishing
Do you know a friend or family member who was curious about fishing and wants to try it out? Free fishing days are the ideal time to take them on a fishing adventure.
2. Learn a new fishing or boating skill
Watch an how-to video or read tips on how to tie new knots, improve your throws, add soft plastic bait, or secure a boat trailer. Fishing holidays are the perfect opportunity to get additional angling training.
3. Attend an event
Most states host events such as fishing clinics and family fishing festivals during National Fisheries and Boating Week. You can find an event near you on the TakeMeFishing.org FB page or in the status area.
4. Find a new place for fishing and boating
Use the Fishing and Boating Places interactive map to find the perfect spot for a new fishing or boating adventure.
5. Make plans to get out on the water early
Catch a beautiful sunrise and don’t miss the morning bite.
6. Pack a picnic lunch
Pack a picnic lunch or have lunch on the water on free fishing days 2019. Make the most of your fishing time by bringing a picnic lunch or planning to stop at a waterfront restaurant. Soak in as much time as possible on the water.
7. Share your catches on social media
Follow @Take_Me_Fishing and use the hashtags #FirstCatch or #GetYourFishOn and inspire others to join free fishing weekends.
8. Get your fishing license
Keep the fishing spells alive by purchasing a license after participating in the 2019 Fishing Free Days. If you didn’t have a fishing license prior to National Fishing and Boating Week, buy a state fishing license online and keep the fishing mood flowing all year round.
If you’re not sure when your state has free fishing events, just check the TakeMeFishing.org online listing or contact your state fish and wildlife agency (state restrictions may apply and different regulations may apply) . Enjoy the national fishing and boating week!