As National Fishing and Boating Week kicks off this Saturday, Oklahoma is offering a license-free fishing weekend (June 6-7) for every angler. This includes those fisherman from other states. As a license for a resident will normally run you some +/-$28 for the year ($55 if you're not an OK resident), you can hop out there and cast a line totally free in most bodies of water.

So, lets say you're from California, posted at Fort Sill, and would like to get a weekend of water sports in... This is one weekend you can do it completely free!

Keep in mind, this weekend of fishing license amnesty doesn't exactly apply to all lakes... Army Corps of Engineer and state properties like Waurika, Lugert, Fort Cobb, etc are free reign as far as this goes. This also includes the lakes inside the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

The last few years, the City of Lawton has also waived lake fees for their municipal lakes too, but it will be your responsibility to call and check for yourself if you'd like to pull something out of Lawtonka, Ellsworth, Helen, and other Lawton properties.

Also keep in mind, while it'll be nice to escape the license checks, you'll still need to abide by the bag and size limits, as well as any other regulations. All of which can be found here.


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