This weekend features free fishing days on Indiana public waterways. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says you can fish Saturday or Sunday without a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp.
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area in Jackson County is having its annual Family Fishing Derby on Saturday. Events will start at 9 with registration at the Forest Education Center. The derby starts at 10 and ends at noon, followed by awards and prizes at 12:30. There will be a kids fishing craft workshop at 1.
The Paynetown State Recreation Area at Monroe Lake will be holding a youth fishing derby from 8 to 10 on Saturday. Children 16 and under can take part and either borrow equipment or bring their own. Volunteer instructors will be on hand as needed. A prize drawing will be held at 10 a.m.
The next statewide free fishing day is Sept. 25th.