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Salamonie & Mississinewa Free Fishing Derbies

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Kids ages 2 to 14 and their adults are invited to Free Fishing Derbies at Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes, on June 5.

June 5 is an Indiana Free Fishing Day for all State residents. It’s a perfect day to learn how to fish at one of our Fishing Derbies!

Youth age categories are: 2 to 5; 6 to 10; and 11 to 14, with first-, second- and third-prize winners for largest fish in each age category. The largest overall fish will be awarded a grand prize. Each participant must use bait provided by DNR staff.

Each property will host its own derby, with winners announced at each property.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Rules and regulations will be announced at that time. Youth fishing time will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. An Adult Fishing Contest will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Awards will follow. Children and their adult must be present to win awards.

Advance registration is requested by calling the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127.


Mississinewa Lake
4673 S. 625 E.
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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