License-Free Saltwater Fishing Days

May 30, 2015

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Days

Hernando County

Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th








School is out and summer is upon us, soon the kids will start crabbing about how bored they are!  Well the Florida Fish and Wildlife Game Commision is offering a fun, free family-friendly event.  On Saturday June 6th & Sunday June 7th, you can spend some quality time with your children fishing.  They are allowing residents and nonresidents alike to fish on this weekend only, absolutely free, no license required!

The expense of a Florida fishing license can sometimes hold us back from getting out there and teaching our child the sport of fishing, so here is an excellent opportunity. right here in Hernando County, we have the claim to a record-breaking 194 pound tarpon being caught in 2010! Inshore anglers fish for redfish, tarpon and sea trout while those with access to a boat or care to go out on a local charter can go for the deeper water jewels of amberjack, cobia, grouper, kingfish and snapper.  All these popular deep-water species are easily accessible from any of Hernando County’s park’s boat ramps and marinas, which is  another reason you should get out there and take advantage of this free weekend of fishing!

With some of the best places, right here in your backyard, to fish, how can you not take advantage of this free weekend to do so?  Hernando County has a variety of parks with fishing piers and boat ramps.  Some of them are even open 24 hours a day which will even widen your opportunities window giving you an endless number of hours to do so.  Bayport, Jenkins Creek, Lake Townsen Regional Park, Nobleton Wayside Park and Rogers Park offer those extended hours.  There is also a canoe or kayak launch at Lake Townsen Regional Park and Rogers Park, if you’d like to try your adventure that way.  Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek is know as one of the county’s best fishing piers and it also can accommodate those with special needs with their handicapped-accessible boat ramp.

Fishing is a great way to spend some relaxing quiet time with your family.  What child doesn’t appreciate a little one on one time with their parent to really embrace a good talk?  It will give you the casual opportunity to start the summer off an inspiring positive foot and really get to know your sweet little one.


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