2021 Free Fishing Days

2021 Free Fishing Days

The free fishing days have been announced for 2021 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 2021 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 2021

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
AlabamaJune 12
AlaskaAll year for people under 16 or over 60 years of age!
ArizonaJune 5
ArkansasJune 11 - 13
CaliforniaJuly 3
September 4
ColoradoJune 5 & 6
ConnecticutMay 8
June 20
August 14
DCTBD 🀷
DelawareJune 5 & 6
FloridaApril 3 & 4 (freshwater)
June 12 & 13 (freshwater)
June 5 & 6 (saltwater)
September 4 (saltwater)
November 27 (saltwater)
GeorgiaJune 5
June 12
September 25
HawaiiAll 365 days a year! (marine)
IdahoJune 12
IllinoisJune 18 - 21
IndianaMay 2
June 5 & 6
September 25
IowaJune 4 - 6
KansasJune 5 & 6
KentuckyJune 5 & 6
LouisianaJune 12 & 13
MaineFebruary 13 & 14
June 5 & 6
MarylandJune 5
June 12
July 4
MassachusettsJune 5 & 6
June 19 & 20
MichiganFebruary 13 & 14
June 12 & 13
MinnesotaMay 8 & 9 is "Take a Mom Fishing" weekend
June 11 - 13 is "Take a Kid Fishing" weekend
MississippiJune 5 & 6
July 4
MissouriJune 12 & 13
MontanaJune 19 & 20
NebraskaMay 22
NevadaJune 12
New HampshireJanuary 16
June 5
New JerseyJune 5
October 23
New MexicoJune 5
September 25
New YorkFebruary 13 & 14
June 26 & 27
September 25
November 11
North DakotaJune 5 & 6
Devember 25 & 26
North CarolinaJuly 4
OhioJune 20 & 21
OklahomaJune 5 & 6
OregonFebruary 13 & 14
June 5 & 6
November 26 & 27
PennsylvaniaMay 30
July 4
Rhode IslandMay 1 & 2 (freshwater)
South CarolinaMay 31
July 4
South DakotaMay 21 - 23
TennesseeJune 12
TexasJune 5
UtahJune 12
VermontJanuary 30
June 12
VirginiaJune 4 - 6
WashingtonJune 5 & 6
June 13
West VirginiaJune 12 & 13
WisconsinJanuary 16 & 17
June 5 & 6
WyomingJune 5

Have fun out there, folks!


Free Proven Winners Gardener's Idea Book

Free Proven Winners Gardener’s Idea Book

We can signup here to get a free Proven Winners gardener's idea book sent to our homes. I feel like a fraud requesting this freebie since I don't have much of a green thumb. I swear the last time I went to buy a plant, a few of them verbally shouted “nooooo, don't let him pick us!” while inching their pots deeper into the shelf.

However, if you're not a plant serial-killer like me, then this freebie will contain tips & ideas on great way to get ready to garden this spring.

These booklets are set to ship in late March 2021. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.


NASA send name to Mars for free

Send Your Name to Mars

This cool offer from NASA has returned!

You can now sign up to have your name sent to Mars on the next robotic rover. According to their FAQs, our names will fly on a future NASA mission to Mars in the mid-2020's.

Some Hiffers sent our names on the 2017 InSight rover and/or the Mars 2020 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 SocialNature Product Samples

Free Product Trials from SocialNature

SocialNature currently has 40+ free trials you can apply for! After creating an account, simply head to their Products page and make sure to select United States on the left sidebar. You should then be able to click “Apple to Try” on a huge variety of freebies!

As you can see from the items already listed, there are tens of thousands of people applying for these samples, so you're not guaranteed to get each item. But with so many freebies being offered, you're bound to get lucky in many of them! Plus you'll move to the top of the list if the brand is looking for your specific demographic. So mom's who buy stuff for their families are almost always offered freebies πŸ™‚

As somebody who recently bought herb and vegetable seeds to grow in a window garden, I really hope I get a few of those Back to Roots freebies. Worst case, I end up killing my plants, but use the freebie on my hair roots!


Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

If you have any pond plants, such as waterlilies, then sign up for a sample of free AgSafe Pond-Pearls plant food. This freebie contains 2 tablespoons of feed good for two 1-2 gallon size pots of pond plants. This freebie releases nitrogen for lush plant growth followed by steady release of phosphate and potassium for strong blooming.

Man, I could go for some lush nitrogen right about now.

This is one of those smaller freebies that won't come if we all request it. But I figured not many Hiffers have waterlilies in their home, so it might be worthwhile for those who do!

The sites says to allow 5-7 days for shipping via USPS. Thanks to Louis DeJoy's shenanigans, let's bump that expected arrival up to 15-17 days.


Free Seeds Packet

Free Packet of Seeds

Feed a Bee is offering free garden seed packs while supplies last. Each seed packet contains about 200 wildflower seeds and you can request up to 20 free packets!

The seeds included are a mix of wildflowers, including partridge pea, black-eyed Susan and purple coneflower, that will grow well in most regions. I'm hoping they sprinkle in a few of those Money Trees my Dad was always talking about! I still contend he should have bought one instead of working so much.

I believe the earlier free wildflower seeds offer is still active too!


6 Free Gold Sparklers at Phantom Fireworks

6 Free Gold Sparklers at Phantom Sparklers

If you have a nearby Phantom Fireworks Showroom and plan on celebrating our nation's birthday by blowing stuff up, then be sure to check out one of the oldest freebies still alive. All you have to do is use this coupon good for 6 free 14″ Gold Sparklers and light up the night during your 4th of July celebrations.

Phantom has showroom locations in the following states: FL, GA, IN, KY, ME, MI, MO, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, SC, WI, and WY


Free National Park Clean Up Kit

Free National Parks Clean Up Kit

Free National Park Clean Up Kit

Here's a cool free National Parks clean up kit that is still available to request!

  • Biodegradable bright green colored bags
  • Washable bright-colored gloves
  • Reflective vest
  • Sunscreen
  • Purell Hand Sanitiser bottle (Dependent Upon availability)
  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes (Dependent upon availability)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Restore Our Parks bumper sticker

Please try to only request this if you actually intend to use it to clean up your local community! This great freebie should arrive in 1-3 weeks.

2021 Update: This freebie is showing as still available! Has anyone received it since I first posted about it in May 2020? I don't think I did, but then again my memory is as good as a … you know … that little thing, swims in a bowl, whatever it's called.


Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Take the Butterfly Hero pledge and you'll get a free butterfly garden starter kit. Now I'm no lepidopterist, but I know a butterfly starter kit involves two butterflies who realllly like each other and a few milkweed flowers. Thankfully this freebie includes the seeds to start growing those flowers!

It turns out the monarch butterflies are in trouble and need more milkweed. So, pledge to grow the plants and help save the butterflies. In exchange, you'll get a free starter kit from the National Wildlife Federation. They're like the Federation in Star Trek, just without all the space ships!

This has been an annual offer since 2018 and it dies extremely fast! I wouldn't put off signing up if you want it.


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.