How Much Is A Sport Fishing License In 2020? (All 50 States)

How Much Is A Sport Fishing License In 2020? (All 50 States)

If you are looking to get a fishing license and you don’t know how much it costs, today is your lucky day! We have gathered that information for you in this article. We made sure to include all the information you need. We will first go through the licenses available for residents, and then for non-residents. After the non-resident table list of costs and fees, you will find a link to each state's official website, where you will be able to get more information and buy a license. 

 

A resident annual sport fishing license can cost between $15 and $30, depending on each State. An annual non-resident sport fishing license costs between $35 and $70 (some may go over $100), depending on each State. A 3-day license may cost between $10 and $30.  

 

 Important to note

*Annual: the duration of some licenses may be calendar year, not year-round.

*Resources: At the end of this article, you will find the links to each state’s website in case you would like to know more information.

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Fishing License Cost And Fees For Residents 

RESIDENTS

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State

Type of license

License Duration

Cost/Fee

Other Information

Alabama (AL)

Sport Fishing License- Freshwater

Annual

$13.85

 

Sport Fishing License- Saltwater

 

Annual

$24.35

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Sport Fishing License-Saltwater 7 Day Trip

7 Days

 

 

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours. It’s required for any resident between 16 and 65 years old.

Alaska (AK)

Resident Annual Sport Fishing License

Annual

$29

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Arizona (AZ)

 

 

 

 

General Fishing

 

 

 

 

Annual

 

 

 

 

$37

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for Arizona resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona.

Arkansas (AR)

Resident Fisheries Conservation License (FSH)

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$10.50

 

Entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle.

Resident Trout Permit (TPR)

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$10

Required to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.

Commercial Fisherman’s Permit and Sport-fishing License (CFS)

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$25

Entitles a resident to fish waters of the state with commercial fishing tackle.

California (CA)

Resident Sport Fishing

Annual

$51.02

Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California

Colorado

F01-Resident Fishing Annual License

Annual

$34.75

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F02-Resident Senior Fishing Annual License

Annual

$9.75

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F03-Resident Youth Fishing Annual License

Annual

$9.75

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Connecticut (CT)

Inland Waters Only

Annual

16-17 Years Old: $14

18-64 Years Old:

$28

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Marine Waters Only

Annual

16-17 Years Old: $5

18-64 Years Old:

$10

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All Waters

Annual

16-17 Years Old: $16

18-64 Years Old:

$32

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1 Day- Marine Waters Only

1 Day

16-17 Years Old: $5

18-64 Years Old:

$3

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Delaware (DE)

Resident Fishing

Annual

$8.50

Ages 16-64

Florida (FL)

Resident Annual

Annual

$17

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Resident Five Year

5 Years

$79

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Georgia

Resident Fishing License

Annual

$15

A separate trout license must be additionally purchased to fish for mountain trout. Discounted 1-day licenses are also available.

Hawaii (HI)

Minor Resident Fishing License

Annual

$4

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Resident Fishing License

Annual

$6

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Idaho (ID)

Fishing Adult

Annual

$30.50

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Fishing Adult 3 Year

3 Years

$73.75

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Fishing Daily (First Day)

15 Days

$13.50

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Fishing Junior (14-17 Years Old)

Annual

$13.75

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Fishing Junior (14-17 Years Old) 3 Years

3 Years

$37.75

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Illinois (IL)

Resident Sports Fishing

Annual

$15

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Resident Sport Fish, 65 And Older

Annual

$7.75

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Resident And Non-Resident Sport Fishing (24-hour)

1 Day

$5.50

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Indiana (IN)

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$17

Indiana residents who are at least 64 years old AND were born after March 31, 1943 need to purchase a senior fishing license to fish in Indiana.  Both the Annual Senior Fishing and the Senior Fish-for-Life include the trout/salmon stamp. The Senior Fish-for-Life license is valid for the rest of the holder’s life.

One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon)

 One Day

$9

Annual Senior Fishing

 Annual

$3

Senior Fish-for-Life

 Lifetime

$17

Iowa

Resident Fishing

Annual

$22

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Angler’s Sepcial 3 Year Fish

3 Years

$62

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Lifetime Fishing (65 years old & older)

Lifetime

$61.50

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Resident Trout Fish Fish

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$14.50

 

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Resident 1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$10.50

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Resident 7 Day Fishing

7 Days

$15.50

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Kansas(KS)

Senior Resident Fish

Annual

$15

All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing). All licenses expire 365 days from the date of purchase, except for multi-year, five-day, lifetime, and one-day fishing licenses.

Resident 1 Day Fish License

1 Day

$8.50

Resident Fishing

Annual

$27.50

5 Year Resident Fish License

5 Years

$102.5

Lifetime Fishing (Residents Only)

Lifetime

$502.5

Trout Permit

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$14.50

Kentucky (KY)

Annual Fishing

Annual

$23

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$7

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3 Year Fishing

3 Years

$55

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Trout Permit

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$10

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Louisiana (LA)

Basic Fishing License

Annual

$9.50

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Saltwater (Basic Fishing License Required)

Annual

$13

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Maine (ME)

Season Fishing (16 And Older)

Annual

$25

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$11

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Maryland (MD)

Annual Non-Tidal License

Annual

$20.50

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7-day Non-tidal License

7 Days

$7.50

 

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Massachusetts (MA)

Resident Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$27.50

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Resident Minor Freshwater Fishing (Age 15–17)

Annual

FREE

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Resident Freshwater Fishing (3 day)

3 Days

$12.50

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Michigan (MI)

Resident Annual

Annual

$26

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Senior Annual

Annual

$11

(Residents 65 or older or residents who are legally blind)

Minnesota (MN)

Angling - 24-Hours

1 Day

$12

Trout stamp not required to fish for trout.

Angling - 3 year Individual

3 Years

$71

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Angling - 72 Hour

72 Hours

$14

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Angling - Individual

Annual

$25

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Mississippi (MS)

Sportsman's License

Annual

$45

Does not include saltwater fishing.

All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$25

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Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$10

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3-Day Freshwater Fishing

3 Days

$3

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Saltwater Fishing

Annual

$10

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Senior Lifetime Saltwater License

Lifetime

$5

Age 65 and over.

Missouri (MO)

Trout Permit

Annual

$7

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Daily Fishing Permit

1 Day

$7

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Fishing Permit

Annual

$12

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Montana (MT)

Fishing License For 2 Or More Consecutive Days

2 or more days

$15

12-17, 62 and older, or disabled. Resident Sportsman licenses includes a season fishing license.

Fishing License For All Season

All Season

$20.50

Fishing License For 2 Or More Consecutive Days

2 Days

$15

Resident Sportsman licenses includes a season fishing license.

Fishing License For All Season

All Season

$31

Nebraska (NE)

1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$10

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3 Day Fishing License

3 Days

$31

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Annual Fishing License

Annual

$38

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Resident Lifetime (Age 0-15)

Lifetime

$616

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Resident Lifetime (Age 16-45)

Lifetime

$710

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Nevada (NV)

Resident Fishing License

Annual

$40

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Youth Fishing License

Annual

$15

12-17 years old.

One Day Fishing License

1 Day

$9

$3 per consecutive day.

New Hampshire (NH)

Fishing Freshwater License

Annual

$45

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1 Day Freshwater Fishing

1 Day

$10

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Senior Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$7

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Recreational Saltwater Fishing

Annual

$11

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New Jersey

Resident Fishing

Annual

$22.50

16-64 years old.

Sr. Resident Fishing

Annual

$12.50

65-69 years old

Resident Trout Stamp

Annual

$10.50

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New Mexico

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$25

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One Day Fishing

1 Day

$12

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Five Day Fishing

5 Days

$24

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Junior Annual Fishing (Ages 12-17)

Annual

$5

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Senior Annual Fishing (Ages 65-69)

Annual

$8

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New York (NY)

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$25

16-69 years old.

Annual Fishing License (70+)

Annual

$5

70+ years old.

7 Day Fishing License

7 Days

$12

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1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$5

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North Carolina (NC)

State Inland Fishing

Annual

$25

Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

Coastal Recreational Fishing

 

$16

Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters during a license term. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

State Inland Fishing 10 Days

10 Days

$9

Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

Coastal Recreational Fishing 10 Days

10 Days

$6

Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters during a license term. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

North Dakota

Resident License

Annual

$16

Under 16 not required, except for paddlefish tags, which are required for all paddlefish snaggers.

Married Couple Fishing License

Annual

$22

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Senior Citizen Fishing License (65 or older)

Annual

$5

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Totally or Permanently Disabled Fishing License

Annual

$5

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Veteran with a 50 percent service-related disability

Annual

$5

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Paddlefish

Annual

$10

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Ohio (OH)

Resident Youth Lifetime License

Annual

$430.56

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Resident License

Annual

$25

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Resident 1-Day Lake Erie Charter Fishing License

1 Day

$14

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Resident 3-Year License

3 Years

$54.08

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Resident 5-Year License

5 Years

$90.22

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Resident 10-Year License

10 Years

$180.44

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Resident Lifetime License

Lifetime

$468

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Oklahoma (OK)

Annual Fishing

Annual

$25

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2 Day Fishing

2 Days

$15

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Youth Annual Fishing

Annual

$9

16-17 years old.

5 Year Fishing

5 Years

$88

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Lifetime Fishing

Lifetime

$225

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Oregon (OR)

Annual Angler Fishing License

Annual

$44

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Senior Angler Fishing License

Annual

$44

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1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$23

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2 Day Fishing License

2 Days

$42

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3 Day Fishing License

3 Days

$59.50

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One Day Angling and Shellfish

1 Day

$32.50

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Pennsylvania

Resident Fishing License

Annual

$22.90

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Senior Resident

Annual

$11.90

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Senior Resident

Lifetime

$51.90

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1 Year Trout/Salmon Permit

Annual

$9.90

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Rhode Island (RI)

Resident Fishing License

Annual

$18

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Special Conservation Trout Stamp

Annual

$5.50

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South Carolina (SC)

Annual Freshwater Fishing License

Annual

$10

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3 Year Freshwater Fishing License

3 Years

$30

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14 Day Freshwater Fishing License

14 Days

$5

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Annual Saltwater Fishing License

Annual

$10

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3 Year Saltwater Fishing License

3 Years

$30

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14 Day Saltwater Fishing License

14 Days

$5

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Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

Annual

$150

100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements.

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

Annual

$350

More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements.

South Dakota (SD)

Resident Annual Fishing

Annual

$28

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Resident 1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$8

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Resident Senior Fishing

Annual

$12

65 Or older.

Tennessee (TN)

One Day Fishing

1 Day

$6.50

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Annual Trout

Annual

$22

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One Day Fishing- All Species

1 Day

$11.50

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Sportsman

Annual

$166

An all inclusive license, valid for hunting, trapping and sport fishing without any supplemental state licenses or permits. Sportsman licenses can be purchased from all TWRA license agents.

County of Residence Fishing

Annual

$11

This license allows an angler to fish in his/her county of residence with natural bait (worms, crickets, corn, etc.), but not minnows. No artificial lures can be used. A supplemental license (Type 022) is required to fish for trout.

Annual Hunting & Fishing Combination

Annual

$34

Minimum license required to fish and/or hunt small game

Texas (TX)

Freshwater Package

Annual

$30

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Saltwater Package

Annual

$35

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All-Water Package

Annual

$40

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Senior Freshwater Package

Annual

$12

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Senior Saltwater Package

Annual

$17

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Senior All-Water Package

Annual

$22

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Special Resident All-Water License

Annual

$7

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Year-from-Purchase All-Water Package

Annual

$47

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One-Day All-Water License

1 Day

$11

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Utah (UT)

Resident 1-year fishing (age 12–13)

Annual

$5

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Resident 1-year fishing (age 14–17)

Annual

$16

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Resident 1-year fishing (age 18+)

Annual

$34

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Resident-year fishing (age 65+)

Annual

$25

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Resident 3-day fishing

3 Days

$16

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Resident 7-day fishing

7 Days

$20

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Vermont (VT)

Fishing License

Annual

$28

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5 Year Fishing License

5 Years

$134

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Youth Fishing (ages 15-17)

Annual

$8.00

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3 Day Fishing *

3 Days

$11.00

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Virginia (VA)

Sportman’s License (16 years or older)

Annual

$100

Includes hunting license, bear license, deer/turkey license (valid July 1–June 30), archery license, muzzleloader license, freshwater fishing license and trout license

County/City Resident Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$16

(For county or city of residence only)

1 Year Resident State Freshwater Fishing License

Annual

$23

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2 Year Resident State Freshwater Fishing License

2 Years

$44

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3 Year Resident State Freshwater Fishing License

3 Years

$65

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4 Year Resident State Freshwater Fishing License

4 Years

$86

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Resident State Fresh/Saltwater Fishing

Annual

$39.50

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Resident Saltwater Fishing License

Annual

$17.50

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South Holston Reservoir Fishing License

Annual

$21

Allows fishing in both Tennessee and Virginia waters of South Holston Reservoir upstream of the dam. A valid resident fishing license is also required.

Resident 5-Day Freshwater Fishing

5 Days

$14

Not valid in designated stocked trout waters

Resident 5-Day Fresh/Saltwater Fishing

5 Days

$24

Resident 10-Day Saltwater Fishing

10 Days

$10

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Washington (WA)

Annual Freshwater

Annual

$29.50

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Annual Saltwater

Annual

$30.05

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Annual Shellfish/Seaweed

Annual

$17.40

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West Virgina (WV)

Fishing Lifetime License

Lifetime

$552

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Trout Fishing Lifetime License

Lifetime

$230

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Fishing License

Annual

$19

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Sportsman Hunting/ Fishing/ Trapping

Annual

$35

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Trout Fishing Stamp

Annual

$10

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Conservation Stamp

Annual

$5

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Wyoming (WY)

Resident Annual

Annual

$27

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Resident Daily

1 Day

$6

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Resident Youth Annual

Annual

$3

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Fishing License Cost And Fees For Non-Residents

NON-RESIDENTS

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State

Type of license

License Duration

Cost/Fee

Other Information

Alabama (AL)

Sports Fishing License- Freshwater Annual

Annual

$53.30

 

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Sports Fishing License- Freshwater 7 Day Trip

7 Days

$29.95

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

Sports Fishing License- Saltwater

Annual

Annual

 

$52.20

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Sports Fishing License-Saltwater:

7-Day Trip

7 Days

$28.85

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

Alaska (AK)

Nonresident 1 Day Sport Fishing License

1 Day

$25

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Nonresident 3 Day Sport Fishing License

3 Days

$45

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Nonresident 7 Day Sport Fishing License

7 Days

$70

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Nonresident 14 Day Sport Fishing License

14 Days

$105

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Nonresident Annual Sport Fishing License

Annual

$145

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Arizona (AZ)

General Fishing License

Annual

$55

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Arkansas (AR)

Nonresident Annual Fishing License (NRF)

Annual

$50

Entitles a nonresident to fish the waters of the state with sport fishing tackle. A Nonresident Trout Permit also must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters.

Nonresident Trout Permit (TPN)

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$20

Required of a nonresident to retain trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Nonresident Annual or Trip Fishing License.

California (CA)

Nonresident Sport Fishing

Annual

$ 137.73

Any person who is 16 years of age or older must possess a valid sport fishing license when taking any fish, shell fish, reptile, or amphibian in California.

Colorado (CO)

F50-Nonresident Fishing Annual License

Annual

$96.75

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Connecticut (CT)

Inland Waters Only

Annual

$55

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Marine Waters Only

Annual

$15

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All Waters

Annual

$63

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Delaware (DE)

Non Resident Fishing License

Annual

$20

Ages 16 and over.

7 Day Non Resident Fishing

7 Days

$12.50

 

Ages 16 and over.

Florida (FL)

Non Resident Annual

Annual

$47

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Non Resident 3 Day

3 Days

$17

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Non Resident 7 Day

7 Days

$30

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Georgia (GA)

Non Resident Fishing License

Annual

$50

A separate trout license must be additionally purchased to fish for mountain trout. Discounted 1-day licenses are also available.

Hawaii (HI)

Non Resident

Annual

$26

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7 Day Tourist

7 Days

$11

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30 Day Tourist

30 Days

$21

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Idaho (ID)

Fishing Adult

Annual

$98.25

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Fishing Adult 3 Year

3 Years

$291.25

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Fishing Daily (First Day)

15 Days

$15

Each consecutive day at initial time of purchase add $7.00.

Fishing Junior (14-17 Years Old)

Annual

$21.75

Nonresident youth of any age who want their own fish limit must buy a Junior fishing license.

Fishing Junior (14-17 Years Old) 3 Years

3 Years

$61.75

Nonresident youth of any age who want their own fish limit must buy a Junior fishing license.

Illinois (IL)

Non-Resident Sport Fishing License(annual)

Annual

$31.50

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Non-Resident Sport Fishing License (10 days)

10 Days

$20

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Resident And Non-Resident Sport Fishing  License(24-hour)

1 Day

$5.50

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Indiana (IN)

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$35

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One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon)

One Day

$9

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Seven-day Fishing

7 Days

$20

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Iowa (IA)

Nonresident Fishing

Annual

$48

 

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Nonresident Trout Fish Fee

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$17.50

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Nonresident 1-Day Fishing

1 Day

$12.00

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Nonresident 3-Day Fishing

3 Days

$20.50

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Nonresident 7-Day Fishing

7 Days

$37.50

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Nonresident Boundary Water Trotline

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$49.50

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Kansas (KS)

Non Resident Fishing

Annual

$52.50

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Non Resident Five Day Fishing

5 Days

$27.50

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Non Resident 1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$14.50

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Trout Permit

---

$14.50

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Kentucky (KY)

Annual Fishing

Annual

$55

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$15

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Trout Permit

---

$10

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Non Resident 7 Day Fishing

7 Days

$35

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Louisiana (LA)

Nonresident Nontidal Sportfishing License

Annual

$60

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Non Resident Basic Trip

1 Day

$5

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Non Basic Saltwater Trip

1 Day

$17.50

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Nonresident Saltwater Season (Basic Fishing License required)

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 $30

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Maine (ME)

Season Fishing (16 And Older)

Annual

$64

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15 Day Fishing

15 Days

$47

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7 Day Fishing

7 Days

$43

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3 Day Fishing

3 Days

$23

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$11

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Maryland (MD)

Nonresident Nontidal Sportfishing License

Annual

$30.50

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Nonresident Nontidal Sportfishing License

7 Days

$7.50

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Massachusetts (MA)

Non Resident Freshwater Fishing

Annual

$37.50

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Non- Resident Freshwater Fishing

3 Days

$23.50

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Non-resident Freshwater Fishing (Age 15–17)

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$11.50

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Michigan (MI)

Non Resident Annual

Annual

$26

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24 Hour (Residetn or Non Resident)

1 Day

$10

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72 Hour (Resident or Non Resident)

3 Days

$30

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Sportcard

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$1

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Minnessota (MN)

Angling - 14-Day Couple

14 Days

$54.00

Valid for a nonresident(legally married as recognized by MN law) for 14 days, Trout stamp required for trout fishing. (Spouse may fish with this license, but must purchase a trout stamp separately to fish for trout.)

Angling - 24-Hours

1 Day

$14.00

Trout stamp not required to fish for trout.

Angling – 7 Day

7 Days

$43.00

Trout stamp may be required for trout fishing.

Angling - 72-Hours

3 Days

$36.00

Trout stamp not required to fish for trout.

Angling - Family

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$68.00

Valid for nonresidents(legally married as recognized by MN law) and children under age 16. Allows children under age 16 to possess their own limit of fish. (Single parents may also choose this license to include children under 16).

Angling - Individual

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$51.00

Valid for Nonresidents age 18 and older. Nonresidents under age 16 do not need a license if the parent or guardian is licensed. However, the child's fish are included in adult's limit.

Mississippi (MS)

Annual Fishing (Freshwater)

Annual

$50

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3-Day Fishing (Freshwater)

3 Days

$15

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1-Day Fishing (Freshwater)

1 Day

$8

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Missouri (MO)

Trout Permit

Annual

$7

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Daily Fishing Permit

1 Day

$7

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Fishing Permit

Annual

$42

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Montana (MT)

Non Resident Fishing License

2 Days

$50

12 years old or older.

Non Resident Fishing License

10 Days

$81

Non Resident Fishing License

All Season

$111

Nebraska (NE)

1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$13

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3 Day Fishing License

3 Days

$37

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Annual Fishing License

Annual

$76

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Non Resident Lifetime (Age 0-16)

Lifetime

$929

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Non Resident Lifetime

Lifetime

$1,306

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Nevada (NV)

Non Resident Fishing License

Annual

$80

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Interstate Boundary Waters Fishing License

Annual

$30

Valid only on Lake Tahoe, Lake Mohave, Lake Mead, Topaz Lake, and the Colorado River.

Non Resident Youth License

Annual

$15

12-17 years old.

Non Resident 1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$18

$7 for each consecutive day.

New Hampshire (NH)

Fishing Freshwater License

Annual

$63

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1 Day Freshwater Fishing

1 Day

$15

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3 Day Freshwater Fishing

3 Days

$28

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7 Day Freshwater Fishing

7 Days

$35

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New Jersey

Non Resident Fishing

Annual

$34

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Non resident Trout Stamp

Annual

$20

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7-Day Vacation Fishing

7 Days

$19.50

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2-Day Vacation Fishing

2 Days

$9.00

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New Mexico (NM)

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$56

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One Day Fishing

1 Day

$12

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Five Day Fishing

5 Days

$24

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Junior Annual Fishing (Ages 12-17)

Annual

$15

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New York (NY)

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$50

16-69 years old.

Annual Fishing License (70+)

Annual

$50

70+ years old.

7 Day Fishing License

7 Days

$28

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1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$10

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North Carolina (NC)

State Inland Fishing

Annual

$45

Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

Coastal Recreational Fishing

Annual

$32

Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters during a license term. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

State Inland Fishing 10 Days

10 Days

$23

Includes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

Coastal Recreational Fishing 10 Days

10 Days

$11

Authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters during a license term. It does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

North Dakota

Individual Season Fishing

Annual

$45

Nonresidents under 16 do not need a fishing license if accompanied by a licensed adult, except that paddlefish tags are required for all paddlefish snaggers.

Married Couple Season Fishing

Annual

$60

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3 Day fishing

3 Days

$25

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10 Day Fishing

10 Days

$35

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Paddlefish Tag

Annual

$25

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Ohio (OH)

Nonresident License (1 year)

Annual

$50.96

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Nonresident 1-Day License

1 Day

$14.00

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Nonresident 1-Day Lake Erie Charter Fishing License

1 Day

$14.00

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Nonresident 3-Day License

3 Days

$25.00

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Nonresident Lake Erie Sportfishing Permit

Annual

$11.00

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Oklahoma (OK)

Annual Fishing

Annual

$55

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6 Day Fishing

6 Days

$35

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$15

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Paddlefish Permit

Annual

Free

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Oregon (OR)

Annual Angler Fishing License

Annual

$110.50

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1 Day Fishing License

1 Day

$23

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2 Day Fishing License

2 Days

$42

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3 Day Fishing License

3 Days

$59.50

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One Day Angling And Shellfish

1 Day

$32.50

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Pennsylvania (PA)

Non Resident Fishing License

Annual

$52.90

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1 Day Tourist

1 Day

$26.90

Not valid March 15-April 30

3 Day Tourist

3 Days

$26.90

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7 Day Tourist

7 Days

$34.90

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Rhode Island (RI)

Non Resident Fishing License

Annual

$35

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Non Resident Tourist- 3 Days

3 Days

$16

3 Consecutive Days

South Carolina (SC)

Annual Freshwater Fishing License

Annual

$35

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3 Year Freshwater Fishing License

3 Years

$105

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14 Day Freshwater Fishing License

14 Days

$11

--- 

Annual Saltwater Fishing License

Annual

$35

--- 

3 Year Saltwater Fishing License

3 Years

$105

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14 Day Saltwater Fishing License

14 Days

$11

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Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

Annual

$150

100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements.

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

Annual

$350

More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements.

South Dakota (SD)

Nonresident Family Fishing

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$67

Allows a nonresident and immediate family (children under age 16 and spouse) to fish throughout the license period. The combined harvest of all family members covered by this license may not exceed one daily limit and one possession limit for each species.

Nonresident Annual Fishing

Annual

$67

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Nonresident 1-Day Fishing

1 Day

$16

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Nonresident 3-Day Fishing

3 Days

$37

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Nonresident Youth: (Youth Annual Fishing License)

Annual

$25

Nonresident youth under age 16 who wish to keep their own limit of fish and/or fish on their own may purchase the Youth Annual Fishing License which allows all the privileges of the adult Annual Fishing License.

Tennessee (TN)

Annual Fishing- No Trout

Annual

$50

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Three Day Fishing- No Trout

3 Days

$20.50

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Three Day Fishing- All Species

3 Days

$40.50

--- 

Ten Day Fishing- No Trout

10 Days

$30.50

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Ten Day Fishing- All Species

10 Days

$61.50

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Annual Fishing- All Species

Annual

$99

--- 

Jr. Hunt/Fish

Annual

$11

13-15 Years old.

Texas (TX)

Freshwater Package

Annual

$58

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Saltwater Package

Annual

$63

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All-Water Package

Annual

$68

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One-Day All-Water License

1 Day

$16

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Utah (UT)

Nonresident 1-year fishing (age 12–13)

Annual

$5

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Nonresident 1-year fishing (age 14–17)

Annual

$25

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Nonresident 1-year fishing (18+)

Annual

$75

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Nonresident 3-day fishing

3 Days

$24

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Nonresident 7-day fishing

7 Days

$40

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Vermont (VT)

Fishing License

Annual

$54.00

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5 Year Fishing

5 Years

$264.00

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Youth Fishing (ages 15-17)

Annual

$15.00

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1 Day Fishing

1 Day

$21.00

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3 Day Fishing

3 Days

$23.00

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7 Day Fishing

7 Days

$31.00

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Virginia (VA)

Nonresident State Freshwater Fishing (age 16 or older)

Annual

$47.00

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Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License

Annual

$25.00

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Nonresident State Fresh/Saltwater Fishing

Annual

$71.00

--- 

Nonresident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing

1 Day

$8.00

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Nonresident 5-Day Freshwater Fishing

5 Days

$21

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Nonresident 10-Day Saltwater Fishing License

10 Days

$10

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Washington (WA)

Annual Freshwater

Annual

$84.50

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Annual Saltwater

Annual

$59.75

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Annual Shellfish/Seaweed

Annual

$36.10

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West Virginia (WV)

Trout Fishing Stamp

Annual

$16

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Conservation/Law Enforcement Stamp

Annual

$13

Required for all licensed anglers

Annual Fishing License

Annual

$37

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One Day Fishing License

1 Day

$3

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Wyoming (WY)

Non Resident Annual

Annual

$102

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Non Resident Daily

1 Day

$14

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Non Resident Youth Annual

Annual

$15

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Non Resident 5 Day

5 Days

$56

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For more information (Resources):

 

Alabama (AL)

http://www.eregulations.com/alabama/guide/license-descriptions-fees-fishing/

 

Alaska (AK)

https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=license.prices

 

Arizona (AZ)

https://www.azgfd.com/license/

 

Arkansas  (AR)

https://www.agfc.com/en/resources/licensing/fishinglicenses/

 

California  (CA)

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing#44521415-items--fees

 

Colorado (CO)

https://www.cpwshop.com/purchaseprivilege.page?_PageParam.displayCategoryID=251532604

 

Connecticut (CT)

http://www.eregulations.com/connecticut/fishing/licenses/

 

Delaware (DE)

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/fisheries/pages/newfishinglicense.aspx

 

Florida (FL)

https://myfwc.com/license/recreational/freshwater-fishing/

 

Georgia (GA)

https://georgia.gov/popular-topic/fishing-licenses

 

Hawaii (HI)

https://portal.ehawaii.gov/home/online-services/freshwater-fishing-license/

 

Idaho (ID)

https://idfg.idaho.gov/licenses/fees-resident#license

https://idfg.idaho.gov/licenses/fees-nonresident

 

Illinois (IL)

https://www.ifishillinois.org/FAQS/

 

Indiana (IN)

https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2380.htm

 

Iowa (IA)

https://www.iowadnr.gov/fishing/Fishing-Licenses-Laws

 

Kansas (KS)

https://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Fishing-Application-and-Fees

 

Kentucky (KY)

https://fw.ky.gov/Licenses/Pages/Fees.aspx

 

Louisiana (LA)

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/recreational-fishing-licenses

 

Maine (ME)

https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/laws-rules/license-requirements.html

 

Maryland (MD)

https://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/service_fishing_license.aspx

https://dnr.maryland.gov/Documents/2020_NonResident_NontidalSportfishing.pdf

 

Massachusetts (MA)

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/hunting-and-freshwater-fishing-license-fees

 

Michigan (MI)

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79119_79146_82448---,00.html

 

Minnesota (MN)

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/fishing/index.html

 

Mississippi - MS

https://sos.ms.gov/ACProposed/00019859b.pdf

https://www.mdwfp.com/license/fishing/

 

Missouri (MO)

https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/permits

 

Montana (MT)

http://fwp.mt.gov/fish/license/availableLicenses.html

 

Nebraska (NE)

https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/

 

Nevada (NV)

http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Licensing/FAQ/

 

New Hampshire (NH)

https://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/licensing/prices.html

 

New Jersey (NJ)

https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/fishneed.htm

 

New Mexico (NM)

http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/fishing/licenses-permits/requirements-fees/

 

New York (NY)

https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html

 

North Carolina (NC)

http://www.eregulations.com/northcarolina/hunting-fishing/fishing-licenses/

 

North Dakota (ND)

https://gf.nd.gov/licensing

 

Ohio (OH)

http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishing/fishing-regulations/licenses

 

Oklahoma (OK)

http://www.eregulations.com/oklahoma/fishing/license-costs/

 

Oregon (OR)

https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/budget/docs/Rec%20License%20Fee%20Schedule_2016-2020_FINAL.PDF

 

Pennsylvania (PA)

https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/FishingLicense/Documents/fishing-license-pricing.pdf

 

Rhode Island (RI)

http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/managementservices/licenses/saltwater-fishing-licenses.php

 

South Carolina (SC)

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/licenses/pricing.html

 

South Dakota (SD)

https://gfp.sd.gov/license-types/

 

Tennessee (TN)

https://www.tn.gov/twra/license-sales/fishing-licenses.html

 

Texas (TX)

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/fishing-licenses-stamps-tags-packages

 

Utah (UT)

https://wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/fees.html

 

Vermont (VT)

https://anrweb.vt.gov/FWD/FW/LicenseInformation.aspx

 

Virginia (VA)

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/licenses/

 

Washington (WA)

https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/fishing/types-fees

 

West Virginia (WV)

https://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/license.shtm

 

Wisconsin (WI)

https://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/license.shtm

 

Wyoming (WY)

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Apply-or-Buy/License-Fee-List#fish

 


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