2019 Free Fishing Days

2020 Free Fishing Days

2020 Free Fishing Days

I honestly don't know if the 2020 free fishing days will go forward, due to coronavirus. However, here are the free dates for all 50 states!

The free fishing days have been announced for 2020 in all 50 states and DC! On these specific days, unique to each state, you are allowed to fish without a fishing license. Most of the 2020 dates seem to fall around early June, but there are plenty of May, July, and August dates on there as well.

While the Take Me Fishing website helpfully provides the dates, they don't have any corresponding links to back them up. So I went out and found them all! Below are all 50 states free fishing dates along with links for proof!

On a related note, I learned about the existence of fishing licenses the hard way. I was grateful the game warden took pity on me when he saw I not only failed catching a single fish, but was also tangled in the fishing line when he pulled up.

Saved by my own ineptitude!

Kids Fishing Rod Deals

State's Free Fishing Days 2020

Make sure to check your state's official website for extra details. Some states actually offer free fishing rods, tackle, and bait during their free fishing weekends!
StateFree Days
AlabamaSaturday, June 13
Alaska🤷‍♂️
ArizonaSaturday, June 6
ArkansasFriday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
CaliforniaSaturday, July 4
Saturday, September 5
ColoradoSaturday & Sunday, June 6-7
ConnecticutSaturday, May 11
Sunday, June 16 (must get free one day license)
Saturday, Aug 10 (must get free one day license)
DelawareSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
District of ColumbiaSaturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 9
FloridaSaturday & Sunday, April 6-7 (freshwater)
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2 (saltwater)
Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9 (freshwater)
Saturday, September 7 (saltwater)
Saturday, November 30 (saltwater)
GeorgiaSaturday, June 1
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, September 28
HawaiiAll 365 days a year!
IdahoSaturday, June 8
IllinoisFriday, June 14 - Monday, June 17
IndianaSaturday, April 20
Saturday, May 18
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
IowaFriday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
KansasSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
KentuckySaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
LouisianaSaturday & Sunday, June 8-9
MaineSaturday & Sunday, February 16-17
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
MarylandSaturday, June 1
Saturday, June 8
Thursday, July 4
MassachusettsSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2 (freshwater)
Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16 (saltwater)
MichiganSaturday & Sunday, February 16-17
Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9
MinnesotaAll year at most locations for state residents
MississippiSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
Thursday, July 4
MissouriSaturday & Sunday, June 8-9
MontanaSaturday & Sunday, June 15-16
NebraskaSaturday, May 18
NevadaSaturday, June 8
New HampshireSaturday, January 19
Saturday, June 1
New JerseySaturday, June 8
Saturday, October 19
New MexicoSaturday, June 1
New YorkSaturday & Sunday, June 29-30
Saturday, September 28
Monday, November 11
North DakotaSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
Saturday & Sunday, December 28-29 (ice fishing)
North CarolinaThursday, July 4
OhioSaturday & Sunday, May 4-5
OklahomaSaturday & Sunday, June 1-2
OregonSaturday & Sunday, February 16-17
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
Saturday & Sunday, August 17-18
Friday & Saturday, November 29-30
PennsylvaniaSunday, May 26
Thursday, July 4
Rhode IslandSaturday & Sunday, May 4-5 (freshwater only)
South Carolina>Monday, May 27 (freshwater only)
Thursday, July 4 (freshwater only)
South DakotaFriday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19
TennesseeSaturday, June 8
TexasSaturday, June 1
All Year, limited State Parks
UtahSaturday, June 8
VirginiaFriday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
VermontSaturday, January 26
Saturday, June 8
WashingtonSaturday-Sunday, June 8-9
West VirginiaSaturday-Sunday, June 8-9
WisconsinSaturday & Sunday, January 19-20 (ice fishing)
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
WyomingSaturday, June 1

Have fun out there, folks!


NASA send name to Mars for free

Send Your Name to Mars

NASA send name to Mars for free

This cool offer from NASA has returned!

If you sign up before 9/30/19, your name will be sent to Mars on the next rover. The Mars 2020 Rover is a robotic Mars lander that will launch in July 2020 and arrive on Mars in February 2021, carrying all of our names.

Some Hiffers sent our names on the 2017 InSight rover. According to my Galactic Law Degree, that means we already have squatters rights on Mars. I call dibs on that hill over there!

While this is cool and all, I hope to be making posts for free trips to Mars before all is said and done.


Free Lime Helmet

Free Lime Helmet

Free Lime Helmet

Lime, one of the new rent-a-scooter companies popping up everywhere, is giving away 250,000 free helmets if you pledge to wear them. I don't ride that many scooters, but I do fall down all the time. Think Lime will be cool with me just wearing my helmet around the house?

You should get a confirmation email saying all 25,000 helmets have been given away. But that was the previous free helmet promo Lime ran in November 2018, this is a new offer that launched today with 10x the amount of freebies. It looks like they forgot to update their email.


free organic lettuce seeds

Free Organic Lettuce Seeds

free organic lettuce seeds

This freebie from 2009 has returned, hence the timely stimulus joke!

Any time I've ever tried to start a garden, I've either A) forgotten about it, B) forgotten about it, or C) What was I talking about again? That won't stop me from requesting these free organic lettuce seeds though!

I really shouldn't even bother though, I'm about as nourishing as the surface of Pluto. I'm pretty sure there's a clause buried in Obama's recent stimulus plan about me being banned from ever having children.

Please note, in order to request these free seeds, you need to promise to donate some of the produce you grow to your local food bank. Whether or not they'll actually want or accept what I manage to grow is another story.


Send Your Name to the Sun

Send Your Name to the Sun

Send Your Name to the Sun

Last year NASA let us shoot our names off to Mars. It was the closest I'd ever come to being an astronaut. At the very least, it was a cool way to let our future alien overlords know which ones of us appreciated space. Maybe they'll spare us.

However, with the current state of affairs in today's world, I think this new freebie seems a little more on point. To heck with Mars, let's send our name into the sun!

You have until 4/27/18 to sign up and have your name fly aboard the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. This probe will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it, as it plunge's through the Sun's atmosphere and is embraced by the warm, cleansing heat of our nearest star.

Still confused? Let this video by William Shatner answer none of your questions and leave you even more baffled.


Free National Park Maps

Free National Park Maps

Free National Park Maps

One of HIF's most popular pages is our free state maps section, where I keep a running list of every free highway and road map available. Well today I added a new site to the list – free National Park maps! This site is run by a map enthusiast who also works as a park ranger. He's compiled over 1,600 high maps and I cannot confirm nor deny that I spent hours just surfing his site today.


free wildflower seeds

Free Cheerios Wildflower Seeds

free wildflower seeds

Cheerios is giving away free wildflower seeds today. It might seem a little weird for a cereal company to be giving away flower seeds, but it's a little-known fact that a pinch of pollen is part of a healthy, balanced breakfast.

I wonder if this is a marketing ploy to convince people to plant Cheerios.

I was also able to find this $1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals coupon.


Free Backyard Birds Poster

Free Backyard Birds Poster

Cornell University must be the place to study birds because this is the second year in a row they've released a free backyard bird poster. No word yet if they have a special edition poster for NYC residents. It could have a pigeon in one corner and a different color pigeon in the other!

Wait, no, they're both the same color.


Free Sunflower Seeds

Free Sunflower Seeds

Too bad these free sunflower seeds are meant for planting, not eating. In order to get them, look for the image above (it's in the lower left) and upon clicking it, your email program will open. Send them you name and address and you're all set!