CRESTVIEW — People can cast their lines April 6 in Florida, which is license-free freshwater fishing day.


CRESTVIEW — People can cast their lines April 6 in Florida, which is license-free freshwater fishing day.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, scheduled the first of four license-free recreational fishing days on this weekend because it coincides with a productive freshwater fishing period, when the weather is usually pleasant.

Many of Florida’s recreational sport fish, such as black bass, bluegill and redear sunfish, move into shallow water to spawn during spring, making them more available for anglers to catch.

Saltwater license-free fishing days are June 1 and Sept. 1. These days coincide with a holiday weekend, National Fishing and Boating Week or open-harvest seasons for popular species such as bay scallops.

All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates for recreational, not commercial, fishing.

See My FWC.com/Fishing for freshwater fishing tips, locations and rules.