A SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes as it hits the water after jettisoning the Crew Dragon capsule Sunday morning during its In-Flight Abort Test. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Sunday night as seen from along the Indian River Lagoon in Rock ledge.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. SpaceX launches its sixth batch of Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket on March 18, 2021 from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink internet satellites from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on Wednesday, April 22, 2021. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket boosts an Air Force X-37B space plane to orbit from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, May 17, 2020.
NASA's astronauts Bob Betoken and Doug Hurley are seen at pad 39A's launch tower before entering the Crew Dragon capsule for rehearsals on Saturday, May 23, 2021. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, May 30, 2021, carrying astronauts Bob Betoken and Doug Hurley.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday, June 3, 2021, for the company's eighth Starlink mission. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket flies over the Atlantic Ocean after lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a Global Positioning System satellite on Tuesday, June 30, 2021.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks through the clouds and the sound barrier after it lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday, August 18, 2021. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 with the SAOCOM-1B commercial communications satellite.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center with the company's 12th batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Sochi Touch wave to the crowd before heading to the launch pad Sunday, November 15, 2021. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule launch four astronauts from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen from the Cocoa Beach Pier as it launches the company's 16th Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center with the company's first updated version of Cargo Dragon on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.
People along the Beach line by the Banana River views the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Sirius's SXM-7 satellite. SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, on a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.
If you cast a line or catch and release, you need a fishing license. Someone who is passively participating (setting decoys, calling birds or baiting hooks), whether actively fishing or hunting or not, must have a license and appropriate permits.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 379.354, the following individuals are EXEMPT from recreational hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing licenses as well as Florida waterfowl, migratory bird, deer, turkey, shook, spiny lobster, archery, crossbow, muzzle loading and management area permit requirements (unless noted, these exemptions do not apply to federal duck stamp requirements): Youth under 16 years of age (also exempt from federal duck stamp requirements).
Disabled veterans or active or reserve duty military service members and their immediate family members and assistants, who are participating in a permitted outdoor recreational event, for which the Commission has issued a Military/Disabled Veteran Event License Exemption Permit to the event organizer. A fishpond is a man-made pond constructed for the primary purpose of fishing, entirely within the property lines of the owner and with no surface water connection to public waters.
Florida's residents saltwater fishing from land or a structure fixed to land who have been determined eligible for the food stamp, temporary cash assistance, or Medicaid Program by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Proof of identification and a benefit issuance or program identification card issued by DCF or the Agency for Health Care Administration must be in possession when fishing.
Download the Fish|Hunt App on Apple or Android smartphones or tablets to renew, purchase and store your licenses, access sunrise/sunset and feed times, locate boat ramps, check seas and tide stations, access current regulations and more! Anglers catch hundreds of brawny, beautiful and delicious species in teeming estuaries, off gorgeous beaches and in the deep blue oceans surrounding the Florida peninsula.
So close that you giggle as a pod of dolphins plays in your bow wave in the Indian River Lagoon, near Stuart, Sebastian or Titusville. Or, catch bass species that thrive only in North Florida rivers such as the magnificent Suwanee, where class III rapids add serious excitement to a fishing trip on the river between White Springs and the Town of Suwanee, where the river passes through the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, pouring out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether it’s a red snapper caught off Destiny, speckled trout from Tampa Bay, or a mess of crappie from Tallahassee ’s Lake Alcuin, there’s not much more satisfying or delicious than eating fish you caught yourself. Most places you can find a restaurant that will cook your catch to order.
Florida ’s the place to fire up a young angler’s inner fishing fanatic. Spring break or summer vacation are both great times for feisty, delicious easy-to-catch fish.