Free Fishing Day is coming up for Texas

Every year in Texas, there’s a special day where you don’t need a fishing license to go out and enjoy time on the water. On June 4th, this coming Saturday, Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

“Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing with a new participant, yet it’s also more than that,” said Craig Bonds, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Director. “We hope those trying fishing on this special day will also learn that purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective way people can support fisheries science and management.”


If you’re thinking about fishing this Saturday, check out these helpful tips to make it the best trip you can! And if you’re not sure where to go fishing, the Texas Parks & Wildlife have got you covered with this nifty lake finder.

Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.