Fishing for Free June 5-6

North Dakota’s free fishing weekend is June 5-6, and residents can fish any body of water in the state without a license. 

“This is a great opportunity to give fishing a try or to invite someone new with you on the water for their first time,” said Cayla Bendel, North Dakota Game and Fish Department R3 coordinator.  

Find out what you need to know to get started on the Game and Fish website at, including fishing regulations, fishing waters, fish recipes, and our new Virtual Fishing Mentor Page for beginning anglers.  

“With over 400 public fishing waters to choose from and some excellent shore-fishing opportunities, it doesn’t take much to get outside and enjoy the North Dakota outdoors,” Bendel said.