Alabama waters hold both freshwater and saltwater trout species, some of which have possession and/or size limits in order to maintain populations. Speckled trout and rainbow trout are two species that have catch limits in Alabama.
In this article, you’ll learn about the Alabama fishing regulations. We’ve also got the possession and size limits for both speckled and white trout.
Alabama Fishing Regulations 2022
Alabama fishing regulations state that all anglers, whether residents or non-residents, over the age of fifteen must possess a valid Alabama fishing license in order to fish in either freshwater or saltwater bodies in the state. All anglers must comply with the given possession and size limits for certain designated species.
All anglers are responsible for fishing only within the approved fishing seasons for the species outlined by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Certain species are off-limits at any time of year. You must immediately release these species upon capture.
It is important for anglers to be familiar with the allowed types of fishing gear for certain Alabama waters and target species. At certain times of the year or in specific places some may not be permitted.
Check the Outdoor Alabama website for detailed information on Alabama fishing regulations.
Alabama Speckled Trout Limit
The catch limit for speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, in Alabama is six fish per person per day. Speckled trout must measure no less than 15 inches and no greater than 22 inches in length. Each person is allowed one fish over the maximum size limit per day.
Alabama White Trout Size Limit
There is no size limit for white trout, also known as silver or sand seatrout, in Alabama. This means that there is not a minimum or maximum. Likewise, there is no daily possession limit for white trout in the state of Alabama.