I am planing on coming down from Virginia in 2 weeks. I have called around and from what I can tell I don't need any type of license to put my boat in and fish near shore. If any one knowes anything different please let me know? I would also like any help that I could get to try and find some fish. I would like to target spanish, blues and if a cobia showes up give him a try. I will also be going out with at charter boat to the gulf stream on sat. Looking forwad to catching some fish on my own and also with the charter boat crew. This weekend. Thank you for any info that anyone can give me.