Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June is designated as Free Fishing Weekend throughout the state of Wisconsin. All the waters of the state are open, including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (or trout or salmon stamps) over these two days. However, all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) apply. Pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water. Fishing clinics and special activities are planned at state and local parks throughout Wisconsin.
No fishing pole? No worries! Contact a Tackle Loaner site at one of several state parks and DNR regional offices to borrow one.
Since children under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license to fish on any day of the year, the motto for Free Fishing Weekend could be, "Take a grown-up fishing!"
Wild Eagle Lodge is located on the Eagle River Chain of 28 Lakes and offers specials and packages for Wisconsin's Free Fishing weekend. With complementary boats and 1,900 feet of shoreline to fish from Wild Eagle Lodge is the perfect destination for Free Fishing Weekend. Contact our reservations office at 1-877-945-3965 or email us for more information.