Fishing Licenses

So, are you one of thousands daily looking for fishing licenses?  Whether you are looking for a freshwater or saltwater license, a California License, an Alabama License, or want to fish in any state in between, you have come to the right place.  This web page will provide links to buy online licenses, including links to find the regulations that govern each state, as well as other useful news and information about those states.


State Regulations Example

Fishing Regulations KDFP Fishing Regulation Page
In the Chart Below, select the state you are interested in and click on it. Each of these links will take you to your specific state of interest and in addition to giving you the link to order your license online, will give you other basic information including:
  1. State Regulations
  2. State Reported Trophy Measurements
  3. Descriptions of Where License Fees Go
  4. Basic License Fee structure
  5. License Requirements
Click on the link below the KDWP Regulation booklet picture to the right and explore the current KS Fishing regulations.

Important Information

Zebra Mussels KS Unwanted Species Page
In addition learn about important unwanted pests that may reside in various lakes and/or states and how to avoid spreading them, such as zebra mussels. Many states manage hatcheries and will provide hours which they are open. Schedule a tour and/or learn about the fish hatchery industry and where they are located in each state.
Farlington Fish Hatchery Farlington Fish Hatchery - Crawford Lake, KS

Florida License Example

Each State page will provide interesting facts and important information about the current costs of license and permits.  These numbers are believed accurate for 2012 - you will find a direct link to that states online license ordering system.  Each page will also have a "Did You Know" section containing interesting information, such as from the Florida Fishing License Page.  For example: 

Did You Know

  • A Florida License is required specifically for Freshwater Fishing
  • Florida Requires a separate Saltwater License for Saltwater Fishing
  • Florida offers approximately 3 million acres of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs for fishing enjoyment, and an additional 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals
  • The Florida Fishing Season never closes
  • The Trophy Largemouth Bass that is documented caught in Florida is 17.27 lbs caught in Polk County in 1986

Fishing Licenses By State

ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE
FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO
ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS
KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEBRASKA
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA
OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH
VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN WYOMING ONTARIO

US Geological Map Service

This link will take you to a site that will show you each states river and lake systems and describe for you their natural flowage. US geological Mapping Service