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Free Fishing Weekend

January 15 - 16, 2022

Free Fishing Weekend Is January 15-16, 2022

Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, roughly 15,000 lakes and so much more. With Free Fishing Weekends every June and January, you can give it a try, no fishing license required.

Know Before You Go

Think Smart Before You Start

  • Wear a life jacket at all times when fishing from a boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard.
  • Use boat lights after sunset.
  • Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating a boat.
  • Keep your speed in mind as weather and terrain conditions vary or change.

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Mark Your Calendar

Free Fishing Weekends are always held the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. For 2022, the dates will be January 15-16, 2022 and June 4-5, 2022.