Lake Erie Fishing License info and Daily Limits Ohio and Ontario and Possession Limits
Ohio and Ontario walleye and perch daily limits are the same, however Ontario has a one day possession limit meaning if you fish 3 days and stay in Ontario such as on Pelee Island your allowed to keep one days limit. If you eat fish during your stay you can replace them. Ohio does not have a possession limit. So if you fish 3 days in Ohio you are allowed to keep 4 per person per day March and April or six per person per day May – February. Ontario bass limit allows one more than Ohio or 6 per person. How ever if you return to US waters you can only bring 5 back as you will be over the Ohio possession limit.
2016 LAKE ERIE FISHING LIMITS
Fish | Angler | Weight | Length | Date | Location
Walleye | Tom Haberman | 16lbs.3.04oz. | 33in. | 11-23-99 | Lake Erie
Smallmouth Bass |Randy Van Dam | 9lb.8oz | 23.5in | 6-16-93 | Lake Erie
Yellow Perch | Charles Thomas | 2lb.12oz | 14.5in | 4-17-84 | Lake Erie
FISH OHIO Awards
WALLEYE …………… 28 inches
SMALLMOUTH BASS …. 20 inches
YELLOW PERCH ……… 13 inches
Anglers will receive: 1) a certificate for each qualifying fish, 2) A Fish Ohio pin for their first entry each year, 3) A Master Angler Award for qualifying entries in four different species categories.Good news, the Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing License will be available starting April 14. This is a new license that will allow customers to purchase the license in advance of an anglers scheduled trip, but wait to validate the license until they are at the dock and know for sure that they are going out that day. To validate the license, anglers sign it and fill in the date once at the dock or on the boat. If however, the trip gets cancelled, anglers keep the un-validated license until they are able to re-schedule and actually make it out fishing. Lots of problems with customers remembering to sign this charter license. If you do not remember to sign it and it is not the captains responsibility to remind you. You will be issued a ticket for fishing with out a license if you get checked. You must sign and date it for it to be valid. This license will be available at licenses agent sales locations and on-line at wildohio.com. Cost is $11.00
FISHING LICENSE TYPE COST Resident Fishing Fishing License: For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months. $19.00 Resident Senior Fishing Fishing License: For persons age 66 and older born on or after January 1, 1938 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months. $10.00 One-Day Fishing Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents, one (1) One-Day Fishing Fishing License may be exchanged for credit towards the purchase of an annual fishing Fishing License (minus writing fee). $11.00 Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents – can be purchased in advance of scheduled charter trip. To validate the Fishing License, anglers must sign it and fill in the date at the beginning of the trip. If the trip is cancelled, anglers keep the un-validated Fishing License until they are able to re-schedule the trip. $11.00 Annual Nonresident Fishing License $40.00 3-Day Nonresident Tourist’s Fishing License $19.00 Duplicate Fishing License: A fishing Fishing License that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed can be reissued from any Fishing License vendor or via the internet. $4.00
Also, 1-day and 3-day fishing licenses (via phone) will also be available starting April 14. These licenses are available by phone with an additional convenience fee of $5.50. A confirmation number will be provided allowing anglers to fish without a printed license. A toll-free number 1-866-703-1928 can be used to purchase 1-day and 3-day fishing licenses. Anglers can call between 5:00am midnight daily to make a purchase. The 1-day fishing license is available to resident and non-resident anglers, cost will be $16.50. The 3-day fishing licenses will be available for non-resident anglers only and will cost $16.50.
- A fishing license is required to take fish, frogs, or turtles from Ohio waters.
- Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs to and from which fish do not migrate, are not required to have a license to take fish, but must have one to take frogs or turtles.
- Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs that are open to public fishing through an agreement or lease with the Division of Wildlife are required to have a fishing license.
- Anglers must have their license in their possession while fishing and must show the license to anyone on request.
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in Ohio, but NOT on leave or furlough are required to purchase a resident license.
All other fishing licenses are available at license sales agent locations and on-line at wildohio.com.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
OHIO SPORTFISHING LICENSES
A fishing license is required to fish any Ohio waters. Ohio sporting licenses operate on an annual cycle beginning March 1st and expiring on February 28th of the following year.
A fishing license is not required of persons who are :
less than 16 yrs. of age
giving assistance to an angler who is physically disabled, provided the 2 persons together are using only 1 line
fishing in a private pond
fishing on land and water which they or their parents own
fishing on land and water where they or their parents are tenants on which they reside and from which they derive the majority of their income from agricultural production on that land ( except state owned lakes )
members of the U.S. Armed Forces on annual leave or furlough
Licenses are valid from March 1 to the last day in the following February .