Fishing and Boating Tips

With such a vast system of estuaries, bays, creeks, flats, near-shore and offshore waters, it's knowing where to cast your line that can make all the difference. Whether you are looking for the most consistent multi-species action or a secret snook or redfish spot, Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast Everglades have nearly endless options for the avid angler.

Collier County's Boating and Angling Guide

For your free Collier County Boating & Angling Guide, call 239-252-2505 or send an e-mail with your name and address to environmentalservices@colliergov.net.

Fishing Regulations

For more information on the fishing regulations in Collier County and the state of Florida, visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fishing page.

Tides

For information regarding the tides schedule during your stay, visit the Local Tides Schedule.

Fishing Licenses

You'll need to obtain a Florida saltwater or freshwater fishing license, depending on what type of fishing you are interested in. Short-term visitor licenses are available.

You do not need a license to fish from municipal piers such as the Naples Pier, or if you are a customer of a professional fishing guide. You do need a license for most all other forms of fishing.

To purchase over the telephone, call 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (1-888-347-4356) For a telephone purchase, a $3.25 plus 2.5% surcharge of total sale per person will be added.

You may purchase fishing licenses at any Collier County tax collector's office. Call 239-774-8176 for information.

Or buy them at area Sports Authority, Walmart, Kmart, Sunshine Ace Hardware and select bait-and-tackle shop locations.

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