Fly fishing lower Flat Creek

Saturday is Free Fishing Day in many Wyoming waters. In this file image, Tess Bjorkstein and Kyle Heath from Austin, Texas, cast into Lower Flat Creek in 2014 while on vacation. 

It’s hardly a secret that Wyoming fishing is top-notch, especially with 10 blue-ribbon trout fisheries across the state, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

"But, the first Saturday in June the fishing gets a little better — because it’s free," the department said in a press release this week. 

On June 6, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites anglers to celebrate Free Fishing Day. Each year, Game and Fish designates the first Saturday of National Boating and Fishing Week as a time when anyone can fish in Wyoming — Wind River Reservation and Yellowstone National Park excluded – without a fishing license, according to the press release. 

All fishing regulations, creel and size limits, gear restrictions, and stream closures remain in effect. Anglers should review the regulations online before heading out. 

“Free Fishing Day is a great time to kick off summer fishing or take up fishing as a new hobby,” said Alan Osterland, Game and Fish chief of fisheries, in the release.

Game and Fish encourages anglers to practice social distancing while outdoors and while traveling to and from their fishing location.

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