Oklahoma anglers can fish for free during Free Fishing Days June 1-2. During
these days, a state fishing license will not be required for anglers to go fishing in
Oklahoma, whereas in most other cases a license is required.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s many communication
outlets such as its free news releases, Facebook and Twitter accounts and weekly
fishing reports are useful starting points for finding fishing information. Every week the
fishing report provides a listing of lakes and the current state of angling success at that
location. The Department also updates its Facebook page daily with current reports
from its own personnel as well as its fans on a range of current outdoor activities.
“If you stay connected with the Wildlife Department through these outlets, you
are going to have a good, timely picture of what is happening in the outdoors across the
state at any given time,” said Michael Bergin, information specialist for the Wildlife
Department. “With biologists and game wardens stationed across the state, as well as
more than 15,000 Facebook fans and almost 3,000 followers on Twitter, we stay pretty
connected to what’s happening all over the state. If you connect with us, you’ll know
what’s going on, too, because we’re constantly sharing photos and reports from our
employees and friends who have been having current success. Free Fishing Days are
sure to be a great time to snap some photos to share with us, too.”
Oklahoma offers fishing in lakes and rivers, but also in urban waters designated
by the Wildlife Department as "Close to Home Fishing" locations. Although state fishing
licenses are not required during Free Fishing Days, anglers should note that certain city
permits may still apply to specific fishing areas.
Additionally, anglers fishing Lake Texoma should be aware that Free Fishing
Days applies for all of the lake on June 1 but only on Oklahoma portions of the lake on
Oklahoma was the first state in the nation to offer free fishing days about 30
years ago and has since been followed by dozens of other states that have established
The Wildlife Department is encouraging anglers to take a short video clip or
photo of someone catching their first fish and send it to Department through Facebook
or Twitter. The Wildlife Department's Facebook page can be found at
http://www.facebook.com/wildlifedepartment. On Twitter, search for the handle
For more information about fishing in Oklahoma, log on to the Wildlife
Department's website at wildlifedepartment.com.