Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 1, 2010, 3:00pm – The California Department of Fish and Game invites all anglers to celebrate Labor Day by fishing in California’s spectacular waters – even without a license. This Sept. 6 is one of California’s two Free Fishing Days (the other being the July 4), when residents and nonresidents alike can try their hand at fishing without needing to buy a sport-fishing license. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. While you will not need a fishing license to fish in Big Bear Lake on the 6th, you will still need a boat permit. So if you plan on fishing from a boat, instead of from the shore, make sure you get a boat permit from the Municipal Water District. For more information of boat permits visit www.bbmwd.org.