Free Fishing This Weekend in Iowa

It could be the perfect weekend for fishing, especially if you don’t have a fishing license.

Iowa residents can fish without a license this weekend. The Department of Natural Resources says the free fishing weekend runs from this Friday through Sunday. The event is scheduled around a time when bluegills are usually close to the shore and aggressive.

DNR encourages those catching their first fish to take a photo and send it to the DNR, who will commemorate the event by sending back a certificate suitable for framing.