According to the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, out-of-state residents are eligible for an Alabama fishing license. All non-residents 16 years of age and older are required to possess a license to fish state waters. Additional fees may apply to residents of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The Recreational Freshwater Fishing and Recreational Saltwater Fishing licences expire annually on August 31. Seven-day licenses, valid for 168 consecutive hours, are available. Applicants must have a valid, state-issued driver's license or identification card and a valid Social Security number to apply for the license. The application process may be completed online or submitted to the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division via mail.