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Fishing Regulations

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Ohio Fishing Regulations

You can go fishing year-round, but it's important to be aware of Ohio's fishing regulations. The laws can be different for fishing specific waters and catching certain fish species.

Review the current Ohio Fishing Regulations and find a list of license options by downloading the regulations booklet. 

2022-23 Ohio Fishing Regulations [pdf]


Free Fishing Days: June 18 & 19, 2022

On June 18 and 19, 2022 all Ohio residents are invited to experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. All size and bag limits apply during these two days.