The first weekend of National Fishing and Boating Week in June of each year is designated as Free Fishing Weekend. On June 2nd and 3rd, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said that in celebration of fishing and boating, any person may saltwater sport fish without a license in the marine waters of Mississippi (waters south of Interstate 10) during Free Fishing Weekend.
In addition, July 4 of each year is designated as Free Saltwater Sport Fishing Day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Any person may saltwater sport fish without a recreational saltwater fishing license on July 4 in the marine waters of Mississippi.
Although anglers are not required to have a recreational saltwater license for Free Fishing Weekend and Free Saltwater Sport Fishing Day, they still need to adhere to all size and possession limits.