Fish For Free June 4 and 5

Fish For Free June 4 and 5

PRATT – There’s not much today you can get for free, especially a weekend’s worth of entertainment for the whole family, but thanks to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, there’s an exception to this – Free Fishing Weekend.

The 2016 Free Fishing Weekend will take place June 4 and 5 and is the perfect opportunity to introduce others to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June in association with National Fishing Week, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to fish Kansas lakes and reservoirs. The only thing anglers need to keep in mind is while license requirements are waived for the weekend, anglers must still abide by all other regulations such as length and creel limits, equipment requirements, etc.

If you’re looking for a place to drop a line during Free Fishing Weekend, visit and click “Where To Fish” for a list of fishing locations near you. You can also check out the 2016 Fishing Forecast and the Weekly Fishing Reports to you decide where to fish.

After you’ve found an ideal spot or two, consult the 2016 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary prior to hitting the water. The summary contains vital information specific to all public waters and even includes color illustrations to help identify fish. View an electronic version at, or pick up a hard-copy wherever licenses are sold.

With the right location, a variety of baits to choose from, and some cooperative weather, Kansas fishing can be a blast. Give it a try; we bet you’ll be hooked.