Florida Fishing License 2013
Information and Where to Buy Your FL Fishing License
Getting a Florida fishing license for 2013 probably isn't much different from past years. What surprises me is the range of different options that exist.
One of the best things about getting a fishing license in Florida is that you have the option of getting a lifetime license. If you do the math you might find it's worth the trouble (if you have the up-front money).
Florida Fishing License 2013 - Freshwater
It's $17.00 for a resident freshwater license. To me, it makes sense to get a lifetime freshwater Florida fishing license if you have $301.50 available and are under 40 years old, since it would take about 18 years to pay off. After 65 you don't have to pay. If you are 5-12 years of age you can get one for $226.50. If you're 0-4 it's only $126.50. If you want to get an amazing first birthday present for someone this is it.
There are several different combination hunting, freshwater and saltwater Florida fishing licenses. For folks that fish and hunt this is a good deal.
Florida Fishing License 2013 - Saltwater
It turns out that saltwater fishing licenses have the same fee structure as freshwater. Not a bad deal since Florida has a lot of shoreline.
There is a 12 month salt/fresh combo for $32.50 but they don't appear to have a lifetime freshwater/saltwater fishing license available.
If you're annoyed they don't have a lifetime freshwater/saltwater combo, you can still can get a license to farm alligators for $250.
Where to Buy Your 2013 Florida Fishing License
Getting your Florida fishing license 2013 online is one option. They charge a $2.25 convenience fee plus 2.5% of the total purchase. Seems like a lot of fees to me.
You can also get a Florida fishing license (2013) from some local sports stores or the county tax collector's offices.
Interesting Facts About the Florida Fishing License 2013
The freshwater free fishing days are the first Saturday in April and the second Saturday in June each year. So on April 6 and June 8, 2013, you can fish without a license.
See the Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission for more info about the Florida fishing license (2013).
Why not try barbless fishing?