When purchasing fishing licenses, the proceeds go towards fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education. Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come.
- Fishing licenses can be easily purchased online.
- Low price licenses – Some states offer free or reduced-fee sport fishing licenses.
- There are many places to use your fishing license including freshwater reservoirs, public fishing lakes, rivers, and streams.
Each state has different regulations on the use of licenses. For example, purchasing a Texas Freshwater License does not give you protection when going offshore Saltwater fishing. There are separate licenses for each application. Not all states are this way!
When do you have to have a Fishing License?
Fishing public land, parks, and lakes maintained by the state require a license to fish. Each state varies, check on your states regulations before heading out on your next trip.
Do you have to have a license to fish Private Property?
Most States do not require a license to fish private property, but it is illegal to trespass on property you are not welcome on. Remember to be a good guest and keep the place clean.
Fishing License by State