Take Advantage of License-Free Fishing in Florida

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Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Don't have a license to fish in Florida's fresh waters?

Take advantage of the first of four license-free freshwater fishing days today. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says people of all ages can cast their lines into three million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals.

This is the first of the four scheduled days because it coincides with a productive freshwater fishing period. The wildlife commission says many of Florida's recreational sport fishes move into the shallows to spawn during spring, making them more available for anglers to catch.

The next day for license-free freshwater fishing is Saturday, June 8th.

The FWC is also offering license-free saltwater fishing on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, September 1st.