While it's still a little chilly, it's never too early to start thinking about fishing. There are a few days when you can fish in Indiana without a license in 2024.

As you know, we have so many places in the Hoosier State where you can cast a line out on the water and enjoy a day full of fishing. I know it's only February, but I cannot wait to get out on my kayak or hop aboard my friend's boat to go fishing. It's one of my favorite pastimes. Hopefully, it will start warming up sooner rather than later so we can do that, but in the meantime, we can wait as patiently as possible and start planning those fishing trips. Whether it is with friends, family, or just by yourself, a day on the lake is much better than a day at work, right?

Dad and son fishing at lake

Fishing is something that the whole family can enjoy together, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. That being said, there are a few exceptions to that law in Indiana. Each year, the state of Indiana (and others) set aside a few days in the year when a license is not required. These days are known as "Free Fishing Days".

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Free Fishing Days in Indiana 2024

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters on Free Fishing Days. There are four FREE fishing days coming up this year in the state of Indiana.

  • May 12th
  • June 1st
  • June 2nd
  • September 28th
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Where To Fish in Indiana?

As you know, there are a lot of great options when it comes to areas to fish in Indiana. Some are public, some private, and only a select few have permission to fish. Of course, everyone has their favorite "honey hole", but if you are looking for some new places to fish in the Evansville area, allow me to do a little bit of work for you and give you some tips on some public fishing areas in the Evansville area that you should try out in 2024.

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