Free fishing events will be held across Utah this Saturday as part of the annual statewide Free Fishing Day.
Utah is one of several states where anglers won't need a license to fish on Saturday. However, all regulations and catch limits found in the state fishing guidebook still apply.
Some states have already held their free days, some are planning them in the coming weeks, and still others have multiple days during the year. Utah likes its date to coincide with early June, which is considered one of the best times of year to fish here because of the variety of fish that can be caught.
Warming waters mean better fishing for warm water species like catfish, bluegill, perch and bass, but it's still early enough in the summer season that cold water species such as trout remain active, said Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Anglers can go to their favorite spot on Saturday or attend one of several free fishing events that the DWR is involved with.
In the Top of Utah, the nearest event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Skylar's Pond, located in Logan's Willow Park at 450 W. 700 South.
Fishing equipment will be available to check out and use, and volunteers will help first-time anglers fish.
Special interactive activity booths will also be available, and youths can tie their own fishing fly, experience how rivers and streams are formed, explore the life cycles of fish, stamp ink prints of fish, and more.