Every year, Indiana DNR offers Hoosiers four opportunities to fish for free. This year’s Free Fishing Days are May 7, June 3-4, and Sept. 23. Whether you’re fishing for dinner or a new thrill, a free fishing day is your chance to get on the water.

On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag, and size limits apply.

Free Fishing Days are an excellent opportunity to learn how to fish, take your family fishing, or introduce a friend to fishing. To see what properties are hosting events, go to the DNR Calendar. Prefer to learn on your own? See Fishing Tips and Videos.

2023 Indiana Free Fishing Days are Sunday, May 7th, Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th, and Saturday, Sept. 23rd