FLORIDA (WDHN) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has outlined the days that anglers can head down to Florida and fish without care.

These days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both residents and non-residents, according to the FFWCC.

All other rules such as seasons, bag, and size limits apply. 

License-free freshwater days

  • First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days

  • First consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbinglobsteringscalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit is also not required on these days.