Saturday, June 7 is an especially great day to go fishing in Texas because it’s Free Fishing Day.
While fishing is always free in Texas State Parks, on the first Saturday in June you can fish without a fishing license in any public water body in Texas.
Saturday is also the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. This is a day for avid and novice anglers alike to show their support of recreational fishing by getting out on the water.
Anglers are asked to come to the KeepAmericaFishingDay site and share their experiences including photos and other highlights. Just by sharing, anglers are eligible to win prizes from KeepAmericaFishing and its partners.
“This is the inaugural year for KeepAmericaFishing Day and it’s an exciting new venture for KeepAmericaFishing,” said American Sportfishing Association Vice President Gordon Robertson. “Anglers everywhere should come and share their fishing experiences anytime during National Fishing and Boating Week but especially on KeepAmericaFishing Day to stand united behind one of America’s favorite pastimes — fishing.”
To encourage participation, KeepAmericaFishing and its partners are offering a myriad of prizes from decals to rod and reel combos just for participating. The biggest prizes will be available on KeepAmericaFishing Day! On June 7, go to www.KeepAmericaFishing.org/fishing-day to share your experiences and receive a prize.
Also, send your photos to Lone Star Outdoor News at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post the hero shots in a future issue.