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Old 03-11-2019, 06:41 AM
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I've never been in this situation until now. But if I happen to stray over into Alabama waters while fishing, am I legal with my Florida fishing licenses? Perdido Bay is one such place. I want to go fish under that bridge there...

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On Lake Michigan the states don't have reciprocity. So if we venture into Wisconsin waters I would need a Wisconsin license as my Illinois one would not work. The same was true of Maryland and Delaware when we lived out east. I would check but my guess is you would need a Bama license if you got into their wasters.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:51 AM
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On Lake Michigan the states don't have reciprocity. So if we venture into Wisconsin waters I would need a Wisconsin license as my Illinois one would not work. The same was true of Maryland and Delaware when we lived out east. I would check but my guess is you would need a Bama license if you got into their wasters.
I'll ask the Rangers here...I was hoping fishing from a boat would make you exempt....

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Old 03-11-2019, 12:56 PM
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I've never been in this situation until now. But if I happen to stray over into Alabama waters while fishing, am I legal with my Florida fishing licenses? Perdido Bay is one such place. I want to go fish under that bridge there...

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You will need both licenses. We are in same area.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:25 PM
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Roger that...How about some tips on some good fishing areas I can try, while we're at it... I'm new here..

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On shore or boat ? Some good surf fishing in Perdido Key.
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Originally Posted by Heatseeker View Post
I've never been in this situation until now. But if I happen to stray over into Alabama waters while fishing, am I legal with my Florida fishing licenses? Perdido Bay is one such place. I want to go fish under that bridge there...

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Rodney
Iím 99% sure that when it comes to offshore fishing it only matters where you dock at. So if AL snapped is open and I run from pcola to AL to fish, then go back to FL thatís considered poaching. If AL is closed but FL is open you can catch fish there then come back to FL. I donít know how or if it changes inside bays or the intercoastal though.
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By boat...

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On shore or boat ? Some good surf fishing in Perdido Key.
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Hmmm, interesting thoughts there...I'll need to check on this. I guess contacting the local Game Warden would be the way to go...So now I would be considered a poacher, hehe...Sounds like I'm back in south Louisiana...!

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Iím 99% sure that when it comes to offshore fishing it only matters where you dock at. So if AL snapped is open and I run from pcola to AL to fish, then go back to FL thatís considered poaching. If AL is closed but FL is open you can catch fish there then come back to FL. I donít know how or if it changes inside bays or the intercoastal though.
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