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Gulf Fishing Information

Alabama's Gulf Coast offers a wonderful variety of inshore and offshore saltwater fishing. Go after elusive blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, amberjack, cobia, red snapper and more! Reel in some gulf fishing information from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Marine Resources Division's Artificial Reef Program page to decide where you will plant your anchor. To get an idea of the tides, check out the tide predictions. Get hooked on gulf fishing in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area!

What's In Season

Planning a gulf fishing trip? Find out what's in season in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!



Alabama Fishing License Info

State law requires an Alabama fishing license to fish in any public waters of the state, fresh or salt, resident or non-resident. A license is not required when fishing aboard a licensed charter boat.

  AL FL MS LA All Others
Annual Saltwater 22.40 47.95 45.40 90.05 47.95
Saltwater Trip (7-day) 9.50 30.00 26.60 26.60 26.60
Annual Freshwater 12.75 48.95 54.29 60.00 48.95
Freshwater Trip (7-day) N/A 30.00 27.20 27.20 27.20
The publisher does not make any statement to the accuracy of above and is not responsible for errors/omissions. All information compiled and believed to be current October 2013.

Alabama Fishing Regulations

Alabama fishing and hunting licenses are now available for purchase online (2% fee applies) or by calling toll-free 888-848-6887 ($3.95 convenience fee applies). A temporary license number will be given for use until the hard copy arrives by mail. License Year Notice: All recreational licenses are valid September 1st - August 31st. All licenses purchased will expire on August 31st unless otherwise noted.

To learn more about bag limits & regulations, visit Outdoor Alabama, the official website of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: http://www.outdooralabama.com/regulations-and-enforcement