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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. 

2021-22 Ohio Fishing Regulations [pdf]
Effective March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022

*Please note that the hard copy of the 2021-22 Fishing Regulations booklet incorrectly states on page 7 that there is a daily limit of 30 for Striped, Hybrid, and White Bass while fishing in the Lake Erie Fishing District. The online version here has been corrected to reflect that there is no limit for Striped, Hybrid, and White Bass while fishing in the Lake Erie Fishing District. 

Free Fishing Days: June 20 & 21, 2021

On June 20 and 21, 2021, 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.