Florida Offers License-free Fishing Days

The Spokesman-Review: State offers fishing license upgrade deal

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Florida offers license-free fishing days 10 News Staff, WTSP 2:03 p.m. EDT June 6, 2014 Florida residents and visitors can fish without a license this weekend and next. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO) 756 CONNECT 18 TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Tallahassee, Florida — License-free fishing days are back for the summer starting this weekend, and on one of the days you can treat dad to a day on the water. Saltwater fishing without a license will be allowed on Saturday and Sunday, and then anglers can fish in freshwater without a license on June 14 and 15, Father’s Day. For original article internet visit http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2014/06/06/florida-fishing-saltwater-freshwater-license/10078075/

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. For more info, visit http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

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Prizes will be given to the top finishers in the 7-and-younger age bracket, 8 to 11 bracket, and 12- to 15-year-olds. The center will rent row boats for $20 during the derby. Participants must adhere to all state Fish and Wildlife regulations, but this day only they dont need a license. Its free fishing day for all in the state, and its free parking at Cama Beach. No Discover Pass is required. Find out more http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140603/LIVING/140609867

Kids can learn saltwater fishing at Cama Beach derby on June 7 | HeraldNet.com – Life

The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they had purchased one in the first place, said Bill Joplin, WDFW licensingmanager. Freshwater fishing license holders can purchase an upgrade to a combination license for $26.75 and current saltwater fishing license holders can upgrade to a combination license for$26.20. By purchasing theupgrade: Current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish andseaweed. Current saltwater license holderswill gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish andseaweed. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities the WDFW is spotlightingthisyear: Salmon 2014 is shaping up as the year for salmon, with a forecasted return of more than 1.6 million Columbia River chinook salmon returning this fall which would be the largest since record keeping began in 1938. The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho salmon is also forecast to be about 964,000 fish three times as many fish as last year’s actual abundance. And, summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound are expected to total nearly 283,000fish. Razor Clams Razor clam digs are listed through June 1, 2014. To read more, visit http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/may/30/state-offers-fishing-license-upgrade-deal/

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