Saturday Nov. 26 is license-free saltwater fishing day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced that Saturday, November 26th will be a license-free saltwater fishing day for Florida residents and visitors.

This free saltwater fishing day is part of the eight license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers each year. The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters will also be open for harvest November 25th-27th, the last open dates of the season.

“This Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time for Floridians and visitors to discover why our state is known as the fishing capital of the world. This license-free saltwater fishing day is a great reminder of how thankful we are that our state is home to so many natural treasures and unique outdoor activities. We are expecting to welcome millions of visitors to Florida for the holiday weekend and I hope everyone will take this opportunity to enjoy our beautiful state with their families,” said Governor Scott.

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, and during the red snapper season. To learn more about license-free fishing days, visit For fishing tips, locations and other information visit provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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