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    Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    This is a guide to be used to help people find local saltwater fishing regulations, pier rules, and other official info.
    Be aware that the info is subject to change, and you are responsible for knowing the latest rules and regulations.

    Official Alabama Saltwater Fishing Website

    Alabama Online Licenses
    or you can call to get a license at:
    toll-free 888-848-6887 ($3.95 convenience fee applies)

    Alabama Saltwater Regulations

    Saltwater Bag Limits
    A Saltwater Fishing License is required for all persons fishing or possessing fish in saltwater areas of Alabama. (Saltwater Areas Map)

    RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 ARE EXEMPT. RESIDENTS OVER THE AGE OF 65 ARE EXEMPT.
    Annual and seven-day trip licenses are available for residents and non-residents
    This license is also required for cast netting, flounder gigging and recreational crab traps
    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS



    Report Illegal Activity:


    Gulf State Pier Rules & Info:

    Contact the pier directly using information below
    For more information please contact the pier at: (251)967-FISH(3474) or gulfpier.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

    Gulf State Pier Official Site

    A saltwater fishing license is required for everyone 16 years and older. License can be purchased at the Pier.

    Alabama residents 65 and up are NOT required to have a saltwater fishing license.

    We now have a non-resident annual Pier Fishing License,it can be purchased for $11.

    Pier Fees


    (License not included in permit fee)

    Adults & Children 12 yrs & Up: Under 12 yrs(free with paying adult):


    Daily Fishing Permit $ 8.00 $ 4.00 (w/out paying adult)*

    Weekly Fishing Permit $ 40.00 $ 10.00 (w/out paying adult)*

    Monthly Fishing Permit $ 80.00 $ 20.00 (w/out paying adult)*
    Semi-Annual Fishing Permit $160.00 $ 40.00 (w/out paying adult)*
    Annual Fishing Permit $320.00 $ 50.00 (w/out paying adult)*

    Sightsee (All Day) $ 3.00 Free with paying adult

    Sightsee (One Trip) $ 2.00 Free with paying adult


    Pier Rules and Regulations


    Limit of 4 rods per fisherman (additional rods brought will be charged $3.50 each)

    No trolley fishing permitted

    Bottom fishing up-wind/up-current

    Float fishing down-wind/down-current

    One fishing rod in use at a time.

    Salt water fishing license required

    Good conduct/sportsmanship required

    One crab basket per person (no wire baskets)(cannot be left unattended and you cannot crab and fish at same time)

    Catch must be placed in container within 10 minutes

    Keep tackle and bait OFF of tables and benches

    Cut your bait at cleaning tables or bait cutting tables only

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

    No standing or sitting on rails

    No jumping/diving off of pier

    No alcohol allowed on pier

    No cooking on pier


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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    Just a heads there is now a Non-Res Pier license available for $11 too in case you didn't know that. There is also a res. pier license available too.
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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    All us old folks that don’t have to buy a license anymore still have to register on the Free Saltwater Angler Registration annually and print out a free license to be legal each year.

    http://www.outdooralabama.com/licens...gistration.cfm
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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    I am out of state. So do I need an Alabama saltwater license and a pier license or just a pier license?

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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    Either, but not both.
    A pier license is exclusive to fishing from the pier ONLY.
    If you want to fish from the beach (or a private boat) you MUST have the Saltwater license.

    I believe both are also offered to non-residents.

    Hope this helps! :headbang:

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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    I read somewhere on here that it was ok to carry (concealed) a firearm on the pier?
    I'd rather be fishin'! :fishing:

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    Re: Alabama Saltwater Info - Licenses, Bag Limits, and General Info

    the NR pier license says for PUBLIC piers. would this be valid on the four seasons pier which is private?

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    That's a good question, purely by the terms it sounds like a no. Its sounds best to call them and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofer View Post
    That's a good question, purely by the terms it sounds like a no. Its sounds best to call them and ask.
    it really don't matter since we bought the saltwater license so we could surf fish too. I was just curious.

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    It's privately owned, only guests and unit owners have access to use it. I doubt a public pier license would suffice.

 

 
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