When you purchase a fishing license, you're helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing for today and for generations to come.

License fees help pay for fishery and hatchery management,habitat development and protection, endangered species programs,fishing and conservation education, lake maps and other publications, and many other valuable programs. 

Fishing licenses for your state can be obtained from the link(s)below.

The Sport Fish Restoration Program (SFR) provides grant funds to the states for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education and began in 1950, following the passage of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act. The program was created to restore and better manage America's declining fishery resources and was modeled after the successful Wildlife Restoration Program, in operation since 1937. Through the purchases of licenses, fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, and import duties, the SFR Program is one of the most successful user pay, user benefit programs.

Fishing Regulations


Do you know what fishing laws apply in your state? Find out more by using the information links below.