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Fishing Licenses & Fees

Resident Fishing Licenses: Valid 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2022 (unless otherwise indicated)

Category

License Type

Description/info

Fee

Sport Fishing License

Freshwater:
Annual*

Required for residents 16 years of age and under 65 years of age who fish with rod and reel, hook and line, or from a boat in public waters. This license is not required to fish with ordinary hook and line, only from bank in county of legal residence.

Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License.

$14.20

Saltwater:
Annual*

A SW Reef Fish Endorsement Privilege is also needed to fish gulf reef fish in saltwater.

$25.00

Saltwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$10.40

Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement

Required for any resident 16 years of age and over to possess, take or attempt to take any gulf reef fish species listed in Rule 220-3-.46 (see www.outdooralabama.com/saltwater-fishing). NO EXEMPTIONS

$10.00

Public Fishing Lakes Daily Fishing License
(see Public Fishing Lakes)

Public Fishing Lakes

In lieu of a regular fishing license, a resident may purchase to fish for 1 day at many WFF Division owned Public Fishing Lakes. (Not valid in other public reservoirs, lakes and rivers.)

Trip is valid for 1 day

$6.50

Physically Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-Day Event License

Freshwater Trip

Event must be sanctioned by DCNR. Allows up to 20 physically disabled persons and their assistant to fish on one event license. $5.00 for each additional participant.

$100.00

Saltwater Trip

$100.00

Disabled Fishing License

Freshwater Annual (totally disabled)

Present certification of permanent disability benefit to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance.

Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License.

$3.05

Saltwater Annual (totally disabled)

Present certification of permanent disability benefit to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance.

$3.05

Veterans
Appreciation
(20% disabled)

Present certification by the U.S. Veterans Administration to be 20% or more disabled to your local Probate/License Commissioner Office for issuance.

Freshwater
Includes privileges of Wildlife Heritage License.

$3.15

Saltwater

$3.15

Freshwater Commercial Fishing License

Annual

12 month residency proof required.
Required for use of any commercial gear.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$100.00

Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
direct to the consumer.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$11.00

Wholesale
Freshwater
Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish for resale.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$26.00

Freshwater Mussel License

Catcher

12 month residency proof required.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$251.00

Dealer or Buyer

12 month residency proof required.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$101.00

Spear Fishing License

Annual

Valid for fresh and saltwater. Must also have
appropriate sportfishing license.

$6.00

Nonresident Fishing Licenses: Valid 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2022 (unless otherwise indicated)

Category

License Type

Description/info

Fee

Sport Fishing License

Freshwater:
Annual

Required for nonresidents 16 years of age and older.

Required in any public water regardless of tackle used.

Special fishing license fees may apply to residents of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

$54.80

Freshwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$30.70

Saltwater:
Annual

A SW Reef Fish Endorsement Privilege is also needed to fish gulf reef fish in saltwater.

$53.70

Saltwater:
7-Day Trip

Trip licenses are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

$29.60

Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement

Required for any nonresident 16 years of age and over to possess, take or attempt to take any gulf reef fish species listed in Rule 220-3-.46 (see www.outdooralabama.com/saltwater-fishing). NO EXEMPTIONS

$10.00

Public Fishing Lakes Daily Fishing License
(See Public Fishing Lakes)

Daily

In lieu of a regular fishing license, a nonresident may purchase to fish at many WFF Division owned Public Fishing Lakes. (Not valid in other public reservoirs, lakes and rivers.) In addition, daily or annual fishing permit still required (available at the lake).

Trip is valid for 1 day

$7.60

Annual

Expires August 31

$13.20

Freshwater Fishing Family Trip License

Freshwater Trip

Allows nonresidents to add up to 4 additional immediate family (parents, spouse, children & grandchildren) to their Sport Fishing License. (License holder + 4 family members)

Trip is valid for 3 days

$30.70

Physically Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-Day Event License

Freshwater Trip

Event must be sanctioned by DCNR. Allows up to 20 physically disabled persons and their assistant to fish on one event license. $5.00 for each additional participant.

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$100.00

Saltwater Trip

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$100.00

Freshwater Commercial Fishing License

Freshwater
Commercial

Same as nonresident license in applicant’s
resident state, please call 334-242-3465.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

Varies

Retail Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
direct to the consumer.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$11.00

Wholesale Freshwater Fish Dealer

Required to sell commercial or nongame fish
for resale.
Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$26.00

Freshwater Mussel License

Catcher

Includes residents with less than 12 month
residency proof. Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$751.00

Dealer or Buyer

Includes residents with less than 12 month
residency proof. Valid: 10/1/21 - 9/30/22

$301.00

Spear Fishing License

Annual

Valid for fresh and saltwater. Must also have appropriate sportfishing license.

$8.50

7-day trip

$3.50

For more information on all available licenses, how and where to purchase your license and application packets, visit www.outdooralabama.com/license-information.