The pond at R Park will be stocked with Snake River Cutthroat for Kids Fishing Day, June 5. Photo: Buckrail

WILSON, Wyo. — Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a free fishing day across Wyoming on Saturday, June 5. Anyone may fish without a license or Conservation Stamp.

On the same day, Game and Fish is also organizing the 30th annual Jackson Kids Fishing Day. Kids 13 years old and under are invited to participate in the event.

Jackson Hole Land Trust is hosting the event at R Park in Wilson.

“We’re scaling things back a bit from previous years, but we will again be providing kids a free rod and reel from 1o a.m. to 12 p.m., thanks to generous donations from Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation, Trout Unlimited, and Teton County Conservation District,” said Rob Gipson, Wyoming Game and Fish Jackson Region Fish Supervisor.

“There will also be several volunteers on hand to help young anglers bait hooks and untangle lines if needed. The pond will once again be stocked with plenty of Snake River cutthroat trout from our Auburn Hatchery, so the fishing should be pretty good,” said Gipson.

All limits and other fishing regulations still apply on free fishing day.

The Valley View Golf Course Pond in Afton will also be stocked with fish prior to the free fishing day.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.