The state of Florida allows eight license free fishing days each year. This applies to both residents and visitors to Florida.
License Free Fishing Days
Each year Florida Fish and Wildlife allows fishing without a license on the following days:
- First Saturday and Sunday in April
- Second Saturday and Sunday in June
- First Saturday and Sunday in June
- First Saturday in September
- Saturday after Thanksgiving
A great opportunity for Florida fishing!
The license free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians and visitors to experience a day on the water. These free days apply to onshore, pier and boat fishing. These fishing holidays only apply to recreational fishing, and do not cover commercial fishing.
Additionally, seasons, size limits and bag limits do still apply. When fishing during these times be sure you know what you may and may not keep! The saltwater dates do also cover any type of recreational harvest, in season, including scalloping, lobstering and many other angling activities.
Enjoy license free fishing days on Anna Maria Island on your next visit!
Fishing from Anna Maria Island vacation rentals
Honeywood House is a great Anna Maria Island vacation rental for a little dock fishing! This canal front home has a dock for relaxing while doing a little fishing. If you bring a boat on vacation you can dock it here too! This canal takes you out to Bimini Bay and Tampa Bay for great fishing trips! Book your stay at Honeywood House today!