June 9, 2012 is a free fishing day in Alabama.
There is an exemption of the usual fishing license requirement on that day. Some lakes may still require fees and permits, and owner’s permission is required to fish private ponds.
June 8-10, 2012 is Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas. (Noon, Friday, June 8, until midnight, Sunday, June 10.)
Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed. Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 7, 2012 and September 8, 2012 are free fishing days in California.
While all fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect, there are two days each year when anyone can fish without purchasing a fishing license.
June 2-3, 2012 is Free Fishing Weekend in Colorado!
Although no fishing license is required this weekend, all other regulations remain in effect. That means that limits on the number of fish that can be caught each day, known as a "bag limit," and restrictions on bait in certain waters will still be enforced.
May 12, 2012 is a free fishing day in Connecticut. This opportunity will be available to both residents and non-residents and applies to all public waters of the state.
June 9 and 10, 2012 are free fishing days in Delaware.
On these two days, anyone may fish the state’s waters without a fishing license. Although, even though anglers don’t need a license on those two days, if they intend to fish June 9 or 10, they are still be required to obtain a free Fisherman Identification Network (F.I.N.) number. A free F.I.N. number can be obtained online or by calling 1-800-432-9228.
Free freshwater fishing days in Florida: Aril 7, 2012 and June 9, 2012.
Free saltwater fishing days in Florida: June 2, 2012 and September 1, 2012.
Fishing license requirements are waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents) on free fishing days. All other rules apply.
June 2 and 9, 2012 and September 22, 2012 are free fishing days in Georgia.
Georgia residents 16 years and older do not need a fishing license, trout license, or Wildlife Management Area license (if you fish at a Public Fishing Area or Waters Creek) to fish the freshwaters and saltwaters of Georgia. All other fishing regulations remain in effect.