How Much is a Fishing Licence?

Many state parks have free fishing weekends so check with the Wildlife Department in the state where you want to fish and find out how much a fishing license costs. A fishing license typically costs anywhere from $5 for a day or weekend pass to $15-20 for in-state residents. Out-of-state residents can still get $5 day passes in most states and the average license cost runs around $40 with legacy fees added in some states. Some licenses may be more if you need any special species tags or even adding a salt water endorsement