License-free saltwater fishing on Thanksgiving weekend

By Stacey Readout - Assistant News Director

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott announced the Saturday after Thanksgiving will be a license-free saltwater fishing day for Florida residents and visitors.

This is part of the eight license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers each year.

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters will also be open for harvest November 25-27, the last open dates of the season.

"This license-free saltwater fishing day is a great reminder of how thankful we are that our state is home to so many natural treasures and unique outdoor activities," said Scott. "We are expecting to welcome millions of visitors to Florida for the holiday weekend and I hope everyone will take this opportunity to enjoy our beautiful state with their families.”

All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on license-free fishing days and during the red snapper season.

Click here to learn more about license-free fishing days.

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