Effective August 16th, all Alabama state waters are open to recreational and commercial fishing. In addition, the area north of Fort Morgan is also open to shrimping. The re-opening includes all gulf waters out to the three-mile state/federal line. Anglers are reminded to stay clear of booms and booming operations, all working vessels, and areas with visible oil and/or sheen. The pier at Gulf State Park is also open for fishing. For full information, click here.