Indiana’s first Free Fishing Day is Sunday

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Father and son catch fish from a wooden pier at sunrise.

INDIANAPOLIS — May 3 is the first of Indiana’s four Free Fishing Days.

On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents can fish the state’s public waters without a fishing license or trout/salmon stamp.

Visit a local park, state forest, fish & wildlife area or state recreation area for fishing opportunities.

For public places to fish, see the Where to Fish map at

This year’s remaining Free Fishing Days are June 6-7 and Sept. 26.

To learn more about Free Fishing Days, see

When fishing or doing any other activity, Hoosiers should follow posted restrictions and practice social distancing. A fishing rod is a measure of appropriate social distance.

For the most up-to-date information regarding DNR and COVID-19, visit

To view all DNR news releases, please see

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