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Free Fishing This Weekend

KSAL Staff - June 1, 2015 10:32 am

Crews are searching Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas for a teenager who went missing while kayaking with friends

This weekend Kansans will have the opportunity to fish for free. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering free fishing around the state.

According to the agency, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June each year, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to fish Kansas lakes and reservoirs.

Free Fishing Weekend for 2015 is June 6 and 7. Although license requirements are waived for the weekend, anglers must still abide by all other regulations such as length and creel limits, equipment requirements, etc.

If you’re looking for a place to drop a line during Free Fishing Weekend, visit ksoutdoors.com/fishing and click “Where To Fish” for a list of fishing locations near you.

After you’ve found an ideal spot or two, consult the 2015 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary prior to hitting the water. The summary contains vital information specific to all public waters and even has some handy tips and tricks on tying knots and identifying fish. View an electronic version at ksoutdoors.com/fishing, or pick up a hard-copy at your nearest license vendor.

With the right location, a variety of baits to choose from, and some cooperative weather, Kansas fishing can be a blast. Give it a try; we can bet you’ll be hooked.

Already a believer? Head over to your nearest license vendor, or ksoutdoors.com/fishing, to purchase your 2015 fishing license today and enjoy reeling in these flippery friends all year long. Resident annual fishing licenses can be purchased for $20.50.

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