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rbmountrbmount Posts: 67 Deckhand
where is the dividing line between salt and fresh water? i was at river park in bonita springs fishing this morning, thinking it was salt water and found out it was fresh water. i've looked on the fish and game website, and can't find a thing.


  • GreyRiderGreyRider Posts: 61 Deckhand
    In general, you need a freshwater license to take freshwater fish and a saltwater license to take saltwater fish. Obviously, if you are fishing in pure freshwater where no saltwater species live, you need a freshwater license, and likewise, if you are fishing in the ocean or Gulf of Mexico, you need a saltwater license. However, when you get into areas where saltwater and freshwater commingle, and fish of both types can be found, the type of license you need depends on the species you take or attempt to take. For more information visit: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/faqs-rec-licenses/. You can find information about species at: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/fish/.
    One exception is that residents may take mullet in freshwater with a freshwater license, provided they follow any existing season, size or bag limits.
    You can find information on obtaining both types of license at http://myfwc.com/license/.
  • fieromanfieroman Posts: 230 Officer
    there is no real dividing line as the rivers can be saltier up river when the drier weather is around and pure fresh at wet times. i have seen snook at that park before along with tarpon. the only real dividing line could be a weir or a dam but even then you could still have snook and tarpon in the fresh water
  • rbmountrbmount Posts: 67 Deckhand
    thanks for the info
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