No slot ... But there is a minimum length.
MDWFP site is down.
There was something I read about, when the water way is the state line then the longer of the two laws will be the over all rule.
That would answer the question ..... I caught this one in MS water and that one in TN water, A visit by the TN patrol can get you for a short fish.
Last edited by haveme1; 06-20-2012 at 02:27 AM.
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There's not a lot of Pickwick in Mississippi. It can be confusing unless you've fished there for years. I know there's been some talks in the past with all three states to go with a common length but it always falls through. I wish they'd sell a "Pickwick Permit" that would allow you to fish Alabama without buying a full blown out of state license. When I guided up there we just had our clients buy the Alabama license, you can fish anywhere on the lake with it. Our state loses money while Alabama rakes it in.
Ricky or Nate, can I fish all of Pickwick with just and Alabama Liscense ? Does this also mean I can put in anywhere and fish the whole lake with just that liscense ? If so, this is a new one on me and would like to know.
The general sense of the Alabama license is the right one. There is a 3 way reciprocal agreement on this lake between Tenn, Miss, and Alabama. The way the agreement is written, you can fish from Pickwick Dam to Wilson Dam(not Wheeler, as Neal stated)and all the creeks and bays in between, EXCEPT for the area in the back of Yellow Creek above the Highway 25 Bridge. For this you need a Tennessee or Miss License. If you run the Tombigbee Waterway to Bay Springs, then you need a Miss license. Obviously if you go above the Wilson Dam into Wilson lake, or lock down into Wheeler, you will need only Alabama
I have always thought that if I put in at JP Coleman then I must also have a Mississippi Liscense and then if I travled into Alabama that I must also have a Alabama Liscense. If I put in at State Line Boat Ramp then have always thought that I must have a TN Liscense along with any other Liscenses for the state waters I am fishing. If that is correct, then I would assume the only time you can fish the whole lake with only an Alabama Liscense is if I launch the boat in Alabama Waters ?