In February, a special weekend allows anyone to fish Maine waters without a license.

We're over 2020, and looking forward to 2021. Free Fishing Weekends are already set for the upcoming year. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has set February 13 and 14 as Free Family Fishing Days. On these designated days anyone can fish in Maine waters without a license. These days are listed on page 52 in the newly released 2021 Maine fishing law book.

The event gives Mainers an opportunity to try the sport without having to purchase a fishing license. If your fishing license has been suspended or revoked, no fishing for you.

All other laws and regulations must be followed. Those regulations and bag limits can vary depending on the body of water you choose to fish. It's recommended that you read through the 2021 Maine Open Water and Ice Fishing Law Book.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now issuing 2021 hunting and fishing licenses. Licenses can be purchased online or at any of the more than 800 licensing agents throughout the state.

The Free Family Fishing Days for open water fishing are set for June 5 and 6.