Take Advantage of Free Fishing Days in 2016!

Free fishing days are offered by most states during National Fishing and Boating week! That means anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license! Refer to the list below so you can plan your free fishing day in your state. If you already have a license, it’s the perfect opportunity to show a friend what they’re missing and take them out on the water; you may just create a new fishing partner for yourself!

Be sure to take advantage of the amazing detail of Navionics SonarChart 1 ft HD bathymetry map as we have an expansive database of over 18,000 1 ft HD lakes in the US and Canada and we’ve recently added hundreds of new lakes too! You’ll enjoy the fishing experience even more using your plotter with a Navionics+ chart card that provides marine and lake charts with Nautical Chart, SonarChart and Community Edits or with a HotMaps Platinum card that provides lake maps with exclusive Satellite Overlay, 3D View and Panoramic Pictures in addition to the Navionics+ chart card features. If you don’t have a plotter, you can download the free version of the Navionics Boating appfrom the iTunes or Android store then select Menu>Charts>USA to start a two week free trial during your free fishing days! 

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Free Fishing Days 2016

Alabama – June 11
Arkansas – Noon on June 10 until midnight on June 12
Arizona – June 4
California – July 2 & September 3
Colorado – June 4 & June 5
Connecticut – May 7 & June 19
District of Columbia – June 4 through June 12
Delaware – June 4 & June 5
Florida (Freshwater) – April 2 & April 3, June 11 & June 12
Florida (Saltwater) – June 4 & June, September 3 & November 26
Georgia – June 4, June 11 & September 24
Hawaii – 365 days a year (marine)
Iowa – June 3  through June 5 (Iowa residents only)
Idaho – June 11
Illinois – Dates to be announced
Indiana – April 16, May 21, June 4 & June 5
Kansas – June 4 & June 5
Kentucky – Dates to be announced
Louisiana – June 4 & June 5
Maine – Dates to be announced
Maryland – June 4, June 11 & July 4
Massachusetts – Dates to be announced
Michigan – June 4 & June 11
Minnesota – June 10, 11 & 12
Missouri – June 11 & June 12
Mississippi – June 4, June 5 & July 4
Montana – Dates to be announced
North Carolina – July 4
North Dakota – June 4 & June 5 (North Dakota residents only)
Nebraska – May 21
New Hampshire – June 4
New Jersey – June 11 & October 15
New Mexico – June 1 & September 24
Nevada – June 11
Ohio – Dates to be announced
Oklahoma – June 4 & June 5th
Oregon – June 4 & June 5
Pennsylvania – May 29 & July 4
Rhode Island – May 7 & May 8
South Carolina – May 30 & July 4 (Freshwater only)
South Dakota – May 20, 21 & 22
Tennessee – June 4
Texas – June 4
Utah – June 4
Virginia – June 3, 4 & 5
Vermont – Dates to be announced
Washington – June 11 & June 12
Wisconsin – June 4 & June 5
West Virginia – Dates to be announced

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