Fishing Information for Fort Myers Beach
You do not need a hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license if…
- You are a child under 16 years of age. (Also exempt from federal duck stamp requirements.)
- You are a Florida resident age 65 or older possessing proof of age and residency or possessing a Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate. Residents age 65 or older may obtain, at no cost, complimentary hunting and fishing certificates from county tax collectors’ offices.
- You hunt or fish in your county of residence on your homestead or the homestead of your spouse or minor child, or if you are a minor child hunting or fishing on the homestead of your parent.
- You are a Florida resident certified as totally and permanently disabled and you possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate.
- You are a resident who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you are not stationed in this state, and you are home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.
You do not need a saltwater fishing license if…
- You have been accepted as a client for developmental services by the Department of Children and Family Services. The department must furnish proof to such clients.
- You are a resident fishing in saltwater from land or from a structure fixed to the land.
- You are a resident fishing for a saltwater species in fresh water from land or from a structure fixed to land.
- You fish from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid vessel license.
- You fish from a vessel, the operator of which has a valid vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel.
- You fish for recreational purposes from a pier with a valid pier saltwater fishing license.
- You have a valid saltwater products license.
- You fish for mullet in fresh water and you have a valid Florida freshwater fishing license.