Before you hit the water, make sure that you have a valid fishing license for the state where you will be fishing. It is important that you know the rules and regulations for the lake, river, pond or stream that you will be fishing.
Most states will provide you with a hand book or pamphlet when you purchase your fishing license. Take a little extra time to read through it carefully and check their website to ensure that you understand catch limits and other fishing regulations for all species of fish that you plan to target. Different bodies of water can have different rules, so if you have any questions, be sure to contact your local fisheries department before you head out.
Choose a state below to find the fishing license details in your state: