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Reciprocal Fishing License Agreement

Reciprocal Fishing License Agreement – Mississippi and Alabama

From the Alabama Regulation Book:
"Reciprocal Agreement Pertaining to Sport Fishing on the Tennessee River. Reciprocal agreements are in effect whereby sports fishing licenses of Mississippi and Alabama are mutually recognized for fishing either the water or from the banks of said water of the following part of the Tennessee River or embayment or impoundments.

All that part of the Tennessee River and its embayment and impoundments between the junction of the Tennessee-Alabama-Mississippi line and a north-south line projected across the Tennessee River from the eastern end of the old Riverton Lock, except and exclusive of that part of the Big Bear Embayment lying south of the Southern Railroad bridge, see Mississippi map below.

All that part of the Tombigbee River, its embayments, impoundments and navigation channel, from river mile 322 to the Aliceville Lock and Dam.

Creel limits pertaining to sport fishing of Alabama shall apply to Mississippi licenses when fishing in the State of Alabama and the creel limits pertaining to sport fishing in the State of Mississippi shall apply to Alabama licenses when fishing in the State of Mississippi."

If you have questions, call the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division's Enforcement Section at 1-800-272-GAME to have an Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer call you to clarify. For the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Parks, call 662-840-5172.
 


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