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5 Reasons to Get Your Fishing License Online

When the bite is on, what's the quickest and easiest way to get a fishing license? The answer to that question is easy; get your license online. All you have to do is search "get fishing license online" or head over to the Take Me Fishing™ state pages.

Yep, it's really that simple. Besides, there are multiple reasons why buying your fishing license online is the way to go.

  1. You know that the super early bird or super late bird often gets the worm. The best time to be out on the water might be at dawn or dusk. This means your local tackle shop or licensing agent might not be open, but the internet is ALWAYS open.

  2. While you might be an incredibly patient person when it comes to fishing, you aren't the most patient when it comes to waiting behind five people in line on a Saturday morning when you could be catching fish -- online saves time!

  3. If you're planning a trip to another state and don't know where to get a fishing license there, you can just buy one online before you go. You'll be extra prepared and ready to fish as soon as you arrive.

  4. Many states now offer the option of buying or renewing your fishing license online by downloading a mobile app. Look for a tab or icon within the app that says, "purchase fishing license online" or "get fishing license online." In addition to storing your license information, these apps can be useful tools for checking updates to fishing regulations, finding boat ramps, and checking tide charts.

  5. You can check out all of the license options that are available for your state. In some instances, you can save money by buying a long-term license or saltwater/freshwater license combination license.

Well, now that you know why it makes sense to get a fishing license online, what are you waiting for? Get your license, get out on the water, and catch some new memories with your family and friends.


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Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.