Free Fishing Weekend set for June 6-7

 In General

Residents and visitors in Jackson County will have the opportunity to fish without a license on public waters this weekend, June 6-7.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced the date.

Public places to fish without a license in Jackson County include:

Jackson-Washington State Forest (Brownstown)
Cypress Lake (Seymour)
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (Seymour)
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (Vallonia, gate fee)
U.S. Forest Service – Hoosier National Forest (Waggoner Pond, Beck’s Pond)

Fishing and boating are excellent opportunities to get outside and connect with family and friends while practicing social distancing. June is an especially good time to fish for largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish and Skamania steelhead.
The weekend kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week, which is June 6-14. The week is a national celebration that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing.

For fishing tips and videos, visit

When fishing or doing any other activity, Hoosiers should follow posted restrictions and practice social distancing. Your fishing rod is a measure of appropriate social distance. For the most up-to-date information regarding DNR and COVID-19, visit

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