PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced the 2024 Free Fishing Days and the fish should be afraid.

From June 14 to June 17, or Father’s Day weekend, no fishing license is required to cast your line, nor are trout or salmon stamps.

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In addition, keeping your catch is allowed. But those new to fishing in Illinois waters should consult IDNR Fish Advisories here.

After the weekend, the waters will be closed to anyone without a license. Anyone interested in purchasing a license or stamps for the 2024 fishing season should click here.