#WhatsHappening: 2 local ‘Kids Fishing Day’ events planned for June 5th

UPDATE: The Dubois event is on June 12th, not the 5th.

(Fremont County, WY) – On June 5th, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites anglers to celebrate Free Fishing Day. In celebration of this, two local Kids Fishing Day events have been planned in Lander and Riverton. Dubois is also hosting a Kids Fishing Day on June 12th.

Game and Fish designates the first Saturday of National Boating and Fishing Week as a free fishing day when anyone can fish in Wyoming — Wind River Reservation and Yellowstone National Park excluded  —  without a fishing license. 

The Kids Fishing Day events happening in Fremont County are shared below and according to Game and Fish, lunch is provided at all three by Kiwanis.

  • Lander – 8 am – 2 pm at Luckey Pond
  • Riverton – 9 am – 2 pm at Big Bend Ponds
  • Dubois – 9 am – 1 pm at Pete’s Pond (June 12th)

In conjunction with the WGFD’s Free Fishing Day, Wyoming State Parks has waived their daily use fees at all parks/recreation areas that provide angling.  

WyoParks locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearny, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs.  Camping fees are not waived. The fee waiver does not apply to reservations.

Fishing opportunities also exist at the following sites, which offer free entrance year-round; Bear River, Hot Springs, Medicine Lodge, and Sinks Canyon

“Free Fishing Day is a great time to kick off summer fishing or take up fishing as a new hobby,” said Alan Osterland, Game and Fish chief of fisheries. “If you need some tips to start off, head to the Game and Fish Youtube page for how-to videos.

All fishing regulations, creel and size limits, gear restrictions, and stream closures remain in effect. Anglers can review the 2021 Fishing Regulations online before heading out and plan their trips with the interactive fishing guide.

Check out the complete list of Free Fishing Day events throughout the state by clicking here.

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