No Free Fishing Day events this year on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

  Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials will not be hosting any events this year for Idaho's Free Fishing Day  in compliance with the  State of Idaho Stay Healthy Order and U.S. Department of Agriculture policies.

   Free Fishing Day events will not be held at Wilkin’s Pond, Karolyn’s Pond or Fenn Pond on June 13 this year. However, Free Fishing Day is still being observed across the state, and fishing is a great way to recreate in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. To plan your next visit to the National Forest, visit or call your local ranger station.

   Free Fishing Day is an Idaho tradition that usually includes Idaho Department of Fish and Game employees and volunteers bringing fishing gear to various fishing spots and loaning rods, reels and tackle and helping people learn to fish. While that’s not an option this year because of COVID-19, it's still a great opportunity for novice anglers to experience some of the wonderful fishing opportunities Idaho has to offer. No fishing license is required; all other fishing rules and regulations including creel limits, opening dates, and tackle restrictions remain in effect. For more information about Free Fishing Day, please visit or contact the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.