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How Much Does a Fishing License Cost for Every State?

To legally fish in the United States most people will need a license. There are a few exceptions on who needs a fishing license in most states though.

Fishing Licenses are only valid in the state they were issued for. Every state offers annual licenses and most offer a shorter term ranging from one to seven days.

The price of each state’s license varies but the average annual license is $25.42 for residents and $61.52 for non residents. Below you find the current price for 2022 fishing licenses in every state.

2022 Fishing License Cost by State

StateAnnual Resident LicenseAnnual Non-Resident LicenseShort-Term LicensesLink to Purchase
Alabama$14.05 (Freshwater)
$24.35 (Saltwater)
$54.20 (Freshwater)
$52.20 (Saltwater)
Resident 1 Day - $6.45
Non-Resident 7 Days - $30.40
Alabama Fishing License
Alaska$29$145Alaska Fishing License
Arizona$37$55Arizona Fishing License
Arkansas$10.50$50Resident 3 day - $6.50
Non-Resident 3 day - $16
Non-Resident 7 day - $25
Arkanasas Fishing License
California$51.02$137.731 Day - $16.46
2 Day - $25.66
10 Day - $51.02
California Fishing License
Colorado$35.17$97.97Resident 1 Day - $13.90
Non-Resident 1 Day - $16.94
Non-Resident 5 Day - $32.14
Additional Day - $6.81
Colorado Fishing License
Connecticut$32$63Non-Resident 3 Day - $22Connecticut Fishing License
Delaware$11$22.50Non-Resident 7 Day - $15Delaware Fishing License
Florida$17 (Freshwater)
$17 (Saltwater)
$47.00 (Freshwater)
$47.00 (Saltwater)
Non-Resident 3 Day - $17
Non-Resident 7 Day - $30
Florida Fishing License
Georgia$15$50Non-Resident 1 Day - $10
Additional Day - $3.50
Georgia Fishing License
Hawaii$6$26Non-Resident 7 Day - $11
Non-Resident 30 Day - $21
Hawaii Fishing License
Idaho$30.50$98.25Non-Resident 1 Day - $15
Additional Day - $7
Idaho Fishing License
Illinois$15$31.50Illinois Fishing License
Indiana$17$351 Day - $9
Non-Resident 7 Day - $20
Indiana Fishing License
Iowa$22$48Resident 1 Day - $10.50
Resident 7 Day - $15.50
Non-Resident 1 day - $12
Non-Resident 3 day - $20.50
Non-Resident 7 day - $37.50
Iowa Fishing License
Kansas$27.50$52.50Resident 1 Day - $8.50
Non-Resident 1 day - $14.50
Non-Resident 5 day - $27.50
Kansas
Kentucky$23$55Resident 1 Day - $7
Non-Resident 1 Day - $15
Kentucky Fishing License
Louisiana$9.50$60Non-Resident 1 Day - $5Louisiana Fishing License
Maine$25$641 Day - $11
Non-Resident 3 Day - $23
Non-Resident 7 Day - $43
Non-Resident 15 Day - $47
Maine Fishing License
Maryland$20.50 (Freshwater)
$15.00 (Saltwater)
$30.50 (Freshwater)
$22.50 (Saltwater)
Resident 7 Day - $7.50
Non-Resident 3 & 7 day - Depends on your home state
Maryland Fishing License
Massachusetts$27.50 (Freshwater)
$10.00 (Saltwater)
$37.50 (Freshwater)
$10.00 (Saltwater)
Resident Freshwater 3 Day - $12.50
Non-Resident Freshwater 3 Day - $23.50
Massachusetts Fishing License
Michigan$26$761 Day - $10
3 Day - $30
Michigan Fishing License
Minnesota$25$51Resident 1 Day - $12
Resident 3 Day - $14
Non-Resident 1 Day - $14
Non-Resident 3 Day - $36
Non-Resident 7 Day - $43
Minnesota Fishing License
Mississippi$27.29 (Freshwater)
$34.29 (Saltwater)
$64.29 (Freshwater)
$34.29 (Saltwater)
Resident 3 Day Freshwater - $5.29
Non-Resident 1 Day Freshwater - $10.29
Non-Resident 3 Day Freshwater - $18.29
Non-Resident 3 Day Saltwater - $18.29
Mississippi Fishing License
Missouri$12$491 Day - $8
Missouri Fishing License
Montana$31$111Resident 2 Days - $15
Non-Resident 2 Days - $50
Non-Resident 10 Days - $81
Montana Fishing License
Nebraska$38$76Resident 1 Day - $10
Resident 3 Days - $31
Non-Resident 1 Day - $13
Non-Resident 3 Days - $37
Nebraska Fishing License
Nevada$40$80Resident 1 Day - $9
Additional Day - $3
Non-Resident 1 Day - $18
Additional Day - $7
Nevada Fishing License
New Hampshire$45$63Resident 1 Day - $10
Non-Resident 1 Day - $15
Non-Resident 3 Days - $28
Non-Resident 7 Days - $35
New Hampshire Fishing License
New Jersey$22$34Non-Resident 2 Days - $9
Non-Resident 7 Days - $19.50
New Jersey Fishing License
New Mexico$25$561 Day - $12
5 Days - $24
New Mexico Fishing License
New York$25$50Resident 1 Day - $5
Resident 7 Days - $12
Non-Resident 1 Day - $10
Non-Resident 7 Days - $28
New York Fishing License
North Carolina$25.00 (Freshwater)
$16.00 (Saltwater)
$45.00 (Freshwater)
$32.00 (Saltwater)
Resident 10 Days Freshwater - $9
Resident 10 Days Saltwater - $6
Non-Resident 10 Days Freshwater - $23
Non-Resident 10 Days Saltwater - $11
North Carolina
North Dakota$18$48Non-Resident 3 Days - $28
Non-Resident 10 Days - $38
North Dakota
Ohio$19$401 Day - $11
Non-Resident 3 Days - $19
Ohio Fishing License
Oklahoma$25$55Resident 2 Days - $15
Non-Resident 1 Day - $15
Non-Resident 6 Day - $35
Oklahoma Fishing License
Oregon$44$110.501 Day - $23
2 Days - $42
3 Day - $59.50
Non-Resident 7 Day - $93.50
Orengon Fishing License
Pennsylvania$22.90$52.90Resident 1 Day - $11.90
Non-Resident 3 Days - $26.90
Non-Resident 7 Days - $34.90
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island$18$35Non-Resident 3 Days - $16Rhode Island Fishing License
South Carolina$10.00 (Freshwater)
$10.00 (Saltwater)
$35.00 (Freshwater)
$35.00 (Saltwater)
Resident 14 Days - $5
Non-Resident 14 Days - $11
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South Dakota$28$67Resident 1 Day - $8
Non-Resident 1 Day - $16
Non-Resident 3 Days - $37
South Dakota
Tennessee$34No Trout - $50
All Species - $99
Resident 1 Day - $6.50
Resident 1 Day All Species - $11.50
Non-Resident 3 Days No Trout - $20.50
Non-Resident 3 Days All Species - $40.50
Non-Resident 10 Days No Trout - $30.50
Non-Resident 10 Days All Species - $61.50
Tennessee Fishing License
Texas$30 (Freshwater)
$35 (Saltwater)
$40 (All Water)
$58 (Freshwater)
$63 (Saltwater)
$68 (All Water)
Resident 1 Day - $11
Non-Resident 1 Day - $16
Texas Fishing License
Utah$34$85Resident 3 Day - $16
Resident 7 Day - $20
Non-Resident 3 Day - $28
Non-Resident 7 Day - $46
Utah Fishing License
Vermont$28$54Resident 3 Days - $11
Non-Resident 1 Day - $21
Non-Resident 3 Days - $23
Non-Resident 7 Days - $31
Vermont Fishing License
Virginia$23 (Freshwater)
$17.50 (Saltwater)
$39.50 (All Water)
$47 (Freshwater)
$25 (Saltwater)
$71 (All Water)
Resident 5 Day Freshwater - $14
Resident 5 Day All Water - $24
Resident 10 Day Saltwater - $10
Non-Resident 1 Day Freshwater- $8
Non-Resident 5 Day Freshwater - $21
Non-Resident 5 Day All Water - $31
Non-Resident 10 Day Saltwater - $10
Virginia Fishing License
Washington$29.50 (Freshwater)
$30.05 (Saltwater)
$84.50 (Freshwater)
$59.75 (Saltwater)
1 Day - $11.35
Resident 2 Day - $15.75
Resident 3 Days - $35.55
Non-Resident 2 Days - 28.95
Non-Resident 3 Days - $35.55
Washington Fishing License
West Virginia$19$37Non-Resident 1 Day - $3West Virginia Fishing License
Wisconsin$20$50Resident 1 Day - $8
Non-Resident 1 Day - $10
Non-Resident 4 Days - $24
Non-Resident 15 Days - $28
Wisconsin Fishing License
Wyoming$27$102Resident 1 Day - $6
Non-Resident 1 Day - $14
Non-Resident 5 Days - $56
Wyoming Fishing License

Last Updated: 7/24/2022

Note: State laws are subject to change through the passage of new legislation, ballot initiatives, rulings in courts, and other means. While we strive to provide the most up to date information available, please consult a lawyer or verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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