JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission waives the fishing license requirement for all recreational fishers on boats and onshore during the first Saturday in September.Â
Saturday, Sept. 1, is one of four days throughout the entire year when you can saltwater fish in Florida without a license. Florida typically requires anglers to have a when fishing on state’s salt and freshwater bodies.
Saltwater anglers who donâ€™t have a license won’t be fined on Saturday, but they should keep this in mind:
For those going to Southwest Florida to fish this weekend, FWC says if you catch snook and redfish you have to release them. That rule is in effect during September because of the red tide.
The next license-free saltwater day is Nov. 24.
To read more about Florida fishing license requirements, click here.Â
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