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Two License-Free Fishing Days In The Month Of June

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) - Whether you prefer to cast your line in saltwater or freshwater, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced two license-free fishing days for both in the month of June.

For saltwater anglers, according to a statement made by the commission, Saturday is the day where fisherman can reel-in a catch without a fishing license.

Next Saturday, June 8th, those wanting to hook a freshwater fish can do so license-free.

The first week of June is also National Fishing and Boating Week.

FWC staff will be at several boat ramps and docks talking with the public about saltwater fishing, the commission said. Wildlife staff will also be greeting visitors at the welcome centers on Interstate 95 and I-75, participating in Visit Florida's Fishing Month. Officials will also be on hand to talk about how to handle fish, use dehooking tools, general boating safety and more. A women's fishing clinic is also scheduled.

"We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Florida's saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days or attending an event surrounding the days," FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley said in a press release. "This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifetime hobby of fishing."

The wildlife commission also made Sept. 1 a license-free saltwater fishing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop season.

Each year, the first Saturday in April and second Saturday in June will be license-free freshwater fishing days. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates.

 

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