Some people use the warm weather as an excuse to stay inside with the cold air blowing non-stop. Others use this time of year to get outside and enjoy nature... which can also be relaxing and fun. Here is a free way to get outside with your family and learn to fish and maybe catch dinner. Today is a free fishing day in Ketchum at Penny Lake.

There are a few days coming up in specific locations that are free fishing days in the Magic Valley. The Idaho Fish and Game has a trailer that they take to certain ponds and lakes through the summer.

The trailer is full of fishing rods and reels so you can borrow their equipment to take you and your family fishing. The list of free fishing days where you will find the trailer is below and at the Fish and Game website.

2014 Magic Valley Region Fishing Trailer Schedule
All trailer events are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless noted.

  • June 7     Kids Pond - Fairfield
  • June 14   Hagerman and Gavers Lagoon - Free Fishing Day Event
  • June 18   Dog Creek
  • June 21   Oster Pond 1 - Hagerman
  • June 25   Dierkes Lake
  • June 28   Kids Pond - Filer
  • July 2      Penny Lake - Ketchum
  • July 9      Dierkes Lake
  • July 12    Rock Creek Park
  • July 16    Gavers Lagoon - Hayspur
  • July 23    Oster Pond 1 - Hagerman
  • July 26    Penny Lake - Ketchum

Clubs or groups participating need to provide staff for their attendees.