Cave Lake Free Fishing Day Event

On Saturday, June 10, the Nevada Department of Wildlife will be hosting the annual Kid’s Free Fishing Day Derby at Cave Lake State Park. Registration starts at 8 am and the kids fishing derby runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for the participants, though parents must be present with their children. 

Between 11:30 and noon, there will be a free drawing for prizes for children who sign up for the derby. Children must be under 18 to be eligible for the prizes.

Free fishing day is the one day of the year that Nevadans may fish without purchasing a license, though all fishing regulations and limits apply. If you have any questions, you may call the Ely NDOW office at 775-289-1655

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