Do you need a fishing license in Sarasota County Florida? | Gulf Coast Fishing
Do you need a fishing license in Sarasota County Florida?
Yes, in Florida, you are required to have a valid fishing license if you are 16 years of age or older and fishing in freshwater or saltwater, unless you are fishing from a licensed pier, or you are a member of the U.S. military on active duty, a dependent of a military member, or a resident of a nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family-care home. There are some exceptions and exemptions to the fishing license requirement, so it is a good idea to check the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website for more information. You can obtain a fishing license online or from a license agent, such as a sporting goods store or bait and tackle shop. The fees for fishing licenses vary depending on the type and length of the license, as well as the age and residency of the angler.