June 2, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – Jake’s Free Fishing Day is today, June 2 in Kewaskum at River Hill Park. The program gets underway at 9 a.m. – noon.
The event is sponsored by the Gateway Gobblers of the Nation Wild Turkey Federation.
Every child gets a door prize and there are age class prizes for the largest blue gills.
Kettle Moraine Chapter of Wings over Wisconsin coordinates the fish planting with the Gateway Gobblers. There are many organizations that help pay for the event.
There will be about 450 blue gills planted in River Hill Park on Saturday morning.
The fish are supplied by the North Star Fish Hatchery in Montour, Iowa. There is lunch provided by the Gateway Gobblers.
Details courtesy Richard Knobel
The DNR is also promoting Free Fishing Weekend.
Introduce someone to fishing and be one of the people they remember forever. Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3, is a great time to get new people out on the water to try fishing. No license is needed to fish anywhere in the state. Applies to Wisconsin residents and nonresidents alike.
Find Free Fishing Clinics and Borrow Fishing Equipment from Us
Fishing clubs, state parks and civic groups have nearly 20 free fishing clinics scheduled statewide during Free Fishing Weekend. Find locations and also find out which state parks and DNR offices have loaner equipment to get people out fishing. Learn more.
Fish for Premium Species Without a Stamp
Free Fishing Weekend is a great time to try fishing for premium species including inland trout and Great Lakes trout and salmon. Normally, anglers need to buy a stamp in addition to a fishing license to fish for these species. On those free fun days, however, you do not need a license to fish anywhere and you do not need a stamp.
Try These Other Outdoor Activities for Free June 2-3
Free Fishing Weekend is also Free Fun Weekend, when entrance to state parks is free, state trails are free, and ATV/UTV users can ride free.
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