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Free saltwater fishing this weekend

9:52 AM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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If you're looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors this Labor Day holiday, Florida is offering license-free saltwater fishing Saturday, September 1.

Saltwater recreational anglers will be able to fish without a license this Saturday.

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Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said, "Florida's license-free fishing days are an excellent opportunity to share the fun, excitement and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family. This also is a great time for experienced anglers to introduce friends to the sport, even if they don't have a fishing license."

Gag grouper is open for harvest in most states and all federal waters in the in the Gulf and Atlantic.

The FWC said bay scallop and spiny lobster seasons are also underway.

For those wishing to fish from the beach, spotted seatrout and red drum are two species that can be caught from the shore.

The FWC offers four license-free fishing days each year. The first free freshwater fishing days this year were in April and the first saltwater fishing day was June 2.

For additional information, visit FWC's fishing page.

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