Nobody likes getting a ticket, whether you're driving a car or fishing in a lake. To avoid both, slow down and know the rules.

The states of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi have a reciprocal agreement for fishing at Pickwick Lake. To avoid confusion, here are excerpts from the rule books, as well as a map to guide you.

Alabama's reciprocal agreements with Mississippi and its tributaries reads: Reciprocal agreements are in effect whereby sports fishing licenses of Mississippi and Alabama are mutually recognized for fishing either the water or from the banks of said water of the following part of the Tennessee River or embayment or impoundments. All that part of the Tennessee River and its embayment and impoundments between the junction of the Tennessee-Alabama-Mississippi line and a north-south line projected across the Tennessee River from the eastern end of the old Riverton Lock, except and exclusive of that part of the Big Bear Embayment lying south of the Southern Railroad bridge.

Alabama's reciprocal license agreement with Tennessee pertaining to the Tennessee River-Pickwick Lake reads: A reciprocal agreement is in effect between the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to recognize the sport fishing licenses of the two states within the impounded waters of the Tennessee River-Pickwick Lake lying within Hardin County, Tenn., and Lauderdale County, Ala., from Pickwick Dam (approximately TRM 207.8) upstream to where the common boundary line of Colbert County, Ala., and Tishomingo County, Miss., meet the Lauderdale County, Ala., boundary line at approximately TRM 224.8.