Florida license-free freshwater fishing days are this weekend

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Floridians and visitors won't need a license to go freshwater  fishing this weekend, the governor's office announced.

Gov. Rick Scott said licenses won't be required for those going fishing June 9-10.

The license-free fishing weekends are among the eight license-free fishing days offered by the state throughout the year. It's worth noting that bag limits, closed areas and size limits still apply.

"Florida is known as the fishing capital of the world, and taking advantage of these license-free fishing weekends is the perfect opportunity for Floridians and their families to get outdoors," Scott said.

To learn more about license-free fishing days, visit MyFWC.com/License. For fishing tips, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing.

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