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Free Fishing Weekend is June 12-13

Put a wake on a lake or crank on a bank and get in on some Hoosier panfish
pandemonium during Indiana's Free Fishing Weekend.

Hoosier adults do not need a license to fish in Indiana this June 12-13.
Children under the age of 17 do not need a fishing license at any time.

To help kids and adults celebrate Free Fishing Weekend, recreation areas
located across Indiana are planning fun fishing derbies, casting clinics and
fish cleaning and cooking classes.

Check out a new lake or river, or introduce friends and family to a favorite
fishing spot. Some properties require pre-registration. Call your favorite
property for details.

Free Fishing Weekend event locations:

- Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area, Edinburgh, 812-526-2051

- Brown County State Park, Nashville, 812-988-5240

- Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA), Cloverdale, 765-795-4576

- Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Rockville, 765-344-1412

- Cedar Lake, Lake County, 219-374-6157

- Chain O' Lakes State Park, Albion, 260-636-2654

- Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, 317-327-7110

- Falls of the Ohio State Park, Jeffersonville, 812-280-9970

- Ferdinand State Forest, Ferdinand, 812-367-1524

- Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park, Oceola, 574-674-9765

- Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, 317-591-0904

- Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area, Montgomery, 812-644-7711

- Hardy Lake, Scottsburg, 812-794-3800

- Hot Pond Park, Lebanon, 765-482-8860

- J. Edward Roush Lake, Huntington, 260-468-2127

- Mansfield Mill, Mansfield, 765-344-1412 (Raccoon SRA)

- Mississinewa Lake, Peru, 260-468-2127

- Monroe Lake, Bloomington, 812-837-9546

- Ouabache State Park, Bluffton 260-824-0926

- Oxbow County Park, Goshen, 574-535-6458

- Patoka Lake, Birdseye, 812-685-2447

- Potato Creek State Park, North Liberty, 574-656-8186

- St. Patrick County Park, South Bend, 574-277-4828

- Salamonie Lake, Andrews, 260-468-2127

- Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, 812-665-2158

- Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia, 812-358-3464

- Summit Lake State Park, New Castle, 765-766-5873

- Versailles State Park, Versailles, 812-689-6424

- Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, 765-458-5565

- Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area, Corydon, 812-738-8234

More 2004 Spring Fishing Festivities

- Hoosier National Forest at Camp Maumee, June 5, 812-275-5987

- Hoosier National Forest at Derby Quarry, June 5, 812-547-7051

- Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, June 5, 812-522-4352

Although no fishing license is needed to fish public waters on Free Fishing
Weekend, all other fishing regulations are still in effect. Individuals who
need reasonable modifications for effective participation in Free Fishing
Weekend events should contact the property at least 72 hours before the
event. Or, call the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife ADA Coordinator at
317-232-4080 (voice and TDD).

DNR property information:

Indiana fishing reports:

Media Contact:
John Maxwell

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Hoosier adults do not need a license to fish in Indiana this June 12-13

I take it that means you have to be an Indiana resident to participate?

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yes, thats what it means, it's the same way in michigan.

I noticed now they've got 2 weekends, one for the summer season and one for the winter up north. I think thats new.

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