The Sunshine State – fishing in Florida is considered by many to be the ‘Fishing Capital of the World!’ Boaters and fisherman flock to Florida from not only around the county but around the world. You will find both freshwater and saltwater fishing here in Florida. Fishermen can fish from shore, take a boat out, or one of many lagoons and canals. Head inland and you will be treated to an abundance of lakes and rivers. I like to divide the most common fish found in Florida into 3 categories.
- Freshwater fish: Snapper, bonefish and redfish.
- Reefs – Barracuda, grouper and amberjack
- Open water – Marlin, wahoo, and tuna
In this article – I will cover where to find a Florida fishing license and how much a Florida fishing license costs.
Florida Fishing Tip: License-free freshwater fishing days are on the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in April + Second consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June
License-free saltwater fishing days are on the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June + first Saturday in September and Saturday following Thanksgiving
Florida fishing gear tip: Shimano Offshore Reel.
Florida fishing license cost
If you are wondering how much a Florida fishing license costs, we got you covered. It’s important to note that fishing licenses are required in Florida for residents and non residents 16 years and older. The chart below breaks down the various prices of Florida fishing licenses:
Florida Resident Fishing License Cost
- Walmart fishing license Florida freshwater Annual – $17
- Walmart fishing license Florida freshwater 5 year – $79
- Walmart fishing license Florida saltwater Annual – $17
- Walmart fishing license Florida saltwater 5 year – $79
Non-resident Fishing License Cost in Florida
- Annual freshwater/saltwater license – $47
- 3 day freshwater/saltwater license – $17
- 7 day freshwater/saltwater license – $30
Where to get a Florida Fishing License?
It is possible to purchase Florida fishing license at various state sporting goods and outdoor stores or through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. You can also find a Florida fishing license at Walmart. Read on below to learn more about the Walmart fishing license Florida.
Can you get a Florida fishing license at Walmart?
Yes, you will find a Walmart fishing license Florida in store. Just like the other states in our guide, obtaining a Florida fishing license at Walmart is no different. Check our store locator for a Walmart selling fishing licenses in Florida near you. Walmart fishing license Florida cost will not vary from the prices listed above or from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
No matter the time of year, fishing in Florida is always an enjoyable experience. I wish the fish will flock to your boat on your next trip to Florida!