In Florida you can get Saltwater license online or on the phone for year $47+3 fee=$50.
You get a Number that you can use to prove you bought it (I gave number to Fish & wildlife guy). Fresh water license is another $50.
If you are caught in Alabama without license, $fine$, but also can take your boat.
Gulfport, Ms; I've been told of very nice inexpensive Marinas, and near the casinos & Food buffets in Biloxi. Cadet Marina.
@ 2 miles East of SHALLOW Mobile Bay entrance (marked by wood posts) is a Fish Haven on chart that is good fishing with 7 inch lures while trolling.....
Florida fishing rules and license rules need to be interpreted by a Lawyer. But if you are Releasing fish, no problem. **If you travel in the Gulf from Ms into Florida you are almost always arriving at the next exit(pass) off of the Gulf at nightfall to reach an
Ancorage or Marina. The intracoastal waterway is good if you have the gas. See Lulu's, Orange Beach.
Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters see;http://www.gulfcouncil.org/Beta/GMFM...20Brochure.pdf