I loved going fishing as a family as a kid, and I have continued this family fun with my own kiddos! Did you know that each state has a few days that you can go fishing for FREE, meaning without a license!  How cool is that?!?!

We don’t go as often as my family did, so it makes it nice that we can go a time or two without having to pay for a license. Additionally, if you have a lake or other fishing area on your installation that allows fishing, you may want to check with your local Outdoor Recreation or MWR to find out the rules to fish there, too! Usually it is much cheaper than the local communities!

Sun had just set over Scott Lake at Scott AFB, IL

So whether you want to try out fishing as a family or are a family of avid fishermen, this may be a great opportunity for you! Make sure to explore that TakeMeFishing.org website to find several resources and how-to articles to get you SCHOOL-ed on fishing! I know, I know, I’ve already got you HOOK-ed with excitement! OK, I won’t BAIT you anymore with these crazy fish jokes!

However, I do have to say that I think it is pretty cool that my state has Father’s Day weekend as their special weekend, but it does vary from state to state! Some of the days just started in April, and there are even a few winter days to try out ice fishing, but there are many more days to explore, so make sure to check out what’s happening in your area!  Find out your state’s FREE Fishing Day for 2022 and plan a fun family trip!

My kiddo catching a bluegill at Scott Lake with his Nana helping him!

Have a great time and let us know if you took advantage of this adventure!