Florida freshwater license-free fishing days announced

No license needed for freshwater fishing on April 4-5

Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater fishing license on April 4 and 5, according to Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the license-free fishing days on Thursday.

"Florida is the fishing capital of the world, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs across Florida. These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians and our visitors to enjoy spring weather with their families and loved ones," Scott said in a release. "I look forward to taking my grandsons fishing next weekend, and we hope everyone takes advantage of the license-free fishing."

All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions still apply on the license-free fishing day.