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Paint Rock River

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Fish and Fishing in the Paint Rock River, Northeast Alabama

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The land on the upper section of the Paint Rock River on the bottom of the stream and land adjacent to the stream may be privately owned, and permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to crossing or wading these areas. Water access can be obtained from county road bridge right-of-ways crossing the creek. The "Paint Rock River (Jackson County) from its junction with the Tennessee River up to the mouth of Larkin's Fork," Township 2S, Range 4E, Section 2, was declared navigable by the Alabama Legislature Acts of 1825, page 78, approved January 4, 1826.

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Fishing license information may be found at: Licenses. Instant licensing is available via Internet (2% fee) or telephone 1-888-848-6887 ($3.95 fee). Fishing licenses may also be purchased at local bait and tackle stores and county probate offices.  Youth age 15 and younger fish for free. Alabama residents age 65 or older are not required to purchase a fishing license.
Possession and creel limits for Alabama public waters are listed at: Creel Limits

The US Geological Survey gives water discharge estimates and gage heights near Woodville.

The Fisheries Section's District I Supervisor can answer specific questions about Paint Rock River by sending email to: Keith Floyd.

"It shall be unlawful to intentionally stock or release any fish, mussel, snail, crayfish or their embryos including bait fish into the public waters of Alabama under the jurisdiction of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries as provided in Rule 220-2-.42 except those waters from which it came without the written permission of a designated employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources authorized by the Director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries to issue such permit. The provisions of this rule shall not apply to the incidental release of bait into the water during the normal process of fishing."

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