Scott: Go saltwater fishing license-free this Thanksgiving weekend

Posted at 3:34 AM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 03:22:54-05

NAPLES, Fla. (WTXL) - Saturday will be a license-free saltwater fishing day, Gov. Rick Scott announced.

He said Saturday is part of eight total days offered each year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that allows residents and visitors to enjoy Florida’s fishing opportunities without requiring a license.

"As Floridians gather with their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, this license-free fishing day is a great opportunity for families and visitors to enjoy our state’s great outdoors together," he said.

Saltwater license-free fishing days allow anglers to fish for saltwater species without being required to have a saltwater recreational fishing license. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on license-free fishing days.

To learn more about license-free fishing days, visit For fishing tips, locations and other information visit

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