In a partnership with the divisions of Wildlife and Parks & Watercraft, ODNR has developed a web-based, mobile device-friendly application by which fishing tournament organizers across the state of Ohio can schedule tournaments and report results.
The Ohio Fishing Tournaments application allows tournament anglers, non-tournament anglers and other recreational boaters to view the schedule of tournaments and tournament locations which will serve to minimize congestion at public boat ramps.
This new application streamlines several antiquated, paper-based processes and has the ability to collect tournament catch results for reporting purposes. This will allow the Division of Wildlife to better manage sportfish populations by understanding the potential effects tournaments may have on Ohio fisheries.
The application is ready for the 2022 fishing tournament season.