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Yellow River of South Alabama

Yellow River of South Alabama

Yellow River begins in Covington County, Alabama, and enters Florida.

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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.
The Conecuh National Forest borders some of the Yellow River in Alabama.

Contact Martin Young, 334-858-2302 or 334-858-3140 for canoe livery and outfitting.

The Alabama Water Watch has published a report on this water; it is included in the Chattahoochee River report.

For more information on the Yellow River in Alabama, contact Mr. Ken Weathers of the District VI Fisheries Office at 1-334-347-9467.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued a fish consumption advisory for the Yellow River due to mercury. Information on the consumption advisories may be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health Web site, www.adph.org. Consumption advisory information is found in "News" and in "A-Z Contents" under "Fish Consumption Advisories."

"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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