September 1 Florida Hosts License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day

September 1st, 2018

Labor Day weekend anyone can saltwater fish for free. Governor Rick Scott approved eight license free fishing days, one of which will be September 1st.

“September 1 is a unique license-free fishing day, not only because it brings family and friends together for the Labor Day holiday weekend but it also coincides with National Fishing Month, which ends on Sunday, Sept. 2. We thank FWC and Gov. Scott for giving Florida residents and visitors the opportunity to explore Florida’s coastal waters by offering license free fishing days,” said Gary Jennings, director of Keep Florida Fishing.

“License-free fishing days are a great way for people to learn just why Florida is the ‘Fishing Capital of the World’. With 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline throughout the state, we invite you out to find your very own spot on the map where the fish are biting, and celebrate this Sunshine State tradition with us,” said Kellie Ralston, Florida Fisheries policy director of the American Sportfishing Association.

Anyone fishing will be able to catch any recreational harvest including crabs, lobsters, scallops, snook, and all other fish.

The next free saltwater fishing day will b on Saturday, Nov. 24, and will be the last day of 2018 where people can saltwater fish for free.