Pennsylvania Offers Free Fishing On May 26 And July 4 In 2024

Pennsylvania Offers Free Fishing On May 26 And July 4 In 2024

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has announced two free fishing days in 2024, allowing anglers aged 16 and older to fish on public waterways without purchasing a license. The free fishing days will take place on May 26, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, and July 4, Independence Day.

While anglers can fish without a license on these two dates, all other fishing regulations remain in effect. Over Memorial Day weekend, several species will be open for fishing on most Pennsylvania waterways, including trout, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, northern pike, panfish, and striped bass. Trout have a limit of five fish measuring at least seven inches long, while walleye have a daily creel limit of six fish at least 15 inches long.

Anglers planning to fish beyond the free days can purchase an annual fishing license for $27.97 and a trout permit for an additional $14.97. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission also offers one-day, three-day, and one-week tourist licenses for those fishing for a limited time.

Bass season opens on June 8, just in time for the free fishing day on Independence Day. Before heading out to fish, anglers should review the regulations in the Pennsylvania Fishing Summary book for 2024 and consult the agency's website for guidance on the best fishing spots among the state's more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers.

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