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June 5, 2013Des Moines, IA |  By: AP

Iowa Fishing

Iowa residents can fish without a license this weekend.

The Department of Natural Resources says the free fishing weekend will run from Friday through Sunday. The event typically is scheduled during a time when bluegills are usually close to shore and aggressive, making it likely novice anglers will have success. The DNR encourages those catching their first fish to take a photo and send it to the DNR, which will commemorate the event by sending back a certificate suitable for framing and the submitted photo. All other regulations remain in place during the free fishing weekend.