Fishing in Lake Tholocco
Background – Lake Tholocco is a 640-acre lake that offers numerous recreational activities. As part of Fort Rucker, special permits from the Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation Center are needed in addition to an Alabama fishing license. Both permits run from September 1 through August 31.
To hunt or fish on Fort Rucker, each individual 16 years or older is required to have an Alabama state license and a Fort Rucker post permit, both available for purchase at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Military personnel and certain family members may purchase an Alabama license at resident prices if they provide a copy of orders of assignment to Alabama, along with their military identification card, driver license, and hunter safety education card (if hunting). Without an Alabama driver license or copy of orders of assignment to Alabama, patrons will be subjected to non-resident prices. Alabama residents age 65 or older are not required to have an Alabama state license, but they must have a Fort Rucker post permit. Ages 15 years and younger do not need a state license or a post permit. Please see the Fort Rucker page on fishing and hunting and fishing. Post permits are valid from September 1st – August 31st, which corresponds with Alabama"s fishing/hunting license year.