(State) The Iowa Department of Natural Recourses free fishing weekend is being held Today (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday.
Brian Hayes, Fisheries Biologist with the DNR office in Lewis says the free fishing weekend started over 20 years ago.
Hayes says it has been successful in generating interest in fishing especially among young people. A kids fishing derby will start at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at Lake Anita.
Hayes adds that fishing conditions should be good for the weekend.
During the kids fishing derby children also get the opportunity to learn about different kinds of fish and get tips from DNR officials on what types of hooks and bait to use.