It still might be a little cold outside now, but it's never too early to prepare for a nice fishing trip...especially if you don't have to have a fishing license in Indiana.

As you know, we have so many places in the Evansville area where you can cast a line out on the water and enjoy a day full of fishing. I know it's only February, but I cannot wait to get out on my kayak or hop aboard my friend's boat to go fishing. It's one of my favorite pastimes. Hopefully, it will start warming up sooner rather than later so we can do that, but in the meantime, we can wait as patiently as possible and start planning those fishing trips. Whether it is with friends, family, or just by yourself, a day on the lake is much better than a day at work, right?

Fishing is something that the whole family can enjoy together, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. That being said, there are a few exceptions to that law in Indiana. Each year, the state of Indiana (and others) set aside a few days in the year when a license is not required. These days are known as "Free Fishing Days".

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Free Fishing Days in Indiana 2023

Grandfather and grandsons fishing and playing with toy sailboat at lake
Tom Merton

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters on Free Fishing Days. There are four FREE fishing days coming up this year in the state of Indiana.

  • May 7th
  • June 3rd
  • June 4th
  • September 23d

Where To Fish in Indiana?

As you know, there are a lot of great options when it comes to areas to fish in Indiana. Some are public, some private and only a select few have permission to fish at. Of course, everyone has their favorite "honey hole", but if you are looking for some new places to fish in the Evansville area, allow me to do a little bit of work for you and give you some tips on some public fishing areas in the Evansville area that you should try out in 2023.

25 Public Fishing Spots In The Evansville Area

Looking for a place to fish in the Evansville area? Here's a list of 25 of the best places you can toss a line out!

Travis' 10 Best Fishing Lures To Catch Bass

Here are some of the best lures that my friends and I have found for bass fishing. There's a little bit of everything on here: topwater lures, middle water lures, and bottom bouncers. All are great for bass fishing and you could probably find these easily at your local Walmart!

Indiana's Starve Hollow Campground Is Beautiful, Peaceful and Full of Fish

Photos from Starve Hollow Campground


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