Saturday is free fishing day

Hannah Pozernik, age 4, shows off the trout she caught on opening day of fishing season. Hannah is from Pocatello. Her grandparents live in Blackfoot.
Catie Clark
Staff Writer

Saturday, June 9, is Idaho's free fishing day. Held each year on the second Saturday of June, anyone can grab a pole and go fishing without having a license.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has free events at local fishing spots throughout the state, designed to help new anglers discover the joys of fishing.
There are a limited number of loaner rods and reels available at the free fishing events to practice with; however, if you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it.
There are no free fishing events in Bingham County; however, there is one in Pocatello, at the Bannock Reservoir at the Portneuf Wellness Complex from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event is open to anglers of all ages.
Other than be able to fish without a license, all other fishing rules and regulations apply. This includes creel limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions. Check the seasons and rules for the location where you plan to go fishing. The fishing regulations are available online at and in booklet form at most sporting goods stores.