Florida’s License-free Freshwater Fishing Days


The hardest part of freshwater fishing in Florida… may be picking your destination. Cast your lines into three million acres of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Or try some of Florida’s 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams, and canals that are just waiting for you. No matter the season, fishing is a low-cost, wholesome form of entertainment. Many of Florida’s recreational sport fishes, such as black bass, bluegill, and redear sunfish, move into the shallows to spawn during spring, making them more available for anglers to catch. Find yourself a cool, canopied area to relax, and reel ’em in with friends and family. The FWC offers four days a year when a recreational fishing license is not needed. Other fishing rules still apply. Remember, Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. So, grab a partner and get out there! Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life… and let everyone know that you’ve…gone fishing. To make your fishing day even more successful, check out MyFWC.com/fishing for freshwater fishing tips, locations, and rules.

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