Each calendar year, the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources designates a "Free Fishing Day" for the public to fish recreationally in public waters without a fishing license. Saturday, June 7, 2014, had been designated as Free Fishing Day.
There is an exemption of the usual fishing license requirement on that day. Some lakes may still require fees and permits, and owner’s permission is required to fish private ponds.
Besides Free Fishing Day, fishing licenses are required for residents age 16 years through age 64 who fish with rod and reel or artificial bait. Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from buying fishing licenses providing that said resident has on his person while fishing an Alabama Driver License, an Alabama non-driver identification card, or other proof of permanent Alabama residence and age. (Info found here.)
An ALABAMA RESIDENT can fish from the bank in their county of residence with hook and line (live bait only) without purchasing a license. Resident must be able to provide reasonable proof of residency while fishing. (Found here.)
You can use this handy map to find a public fishing spot near you in Alabama.
Do you like to fish? Where is your favorite "fishing hole"?