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Lake Erie Fishing Charters require all anglers to posses a current Ohio Fishing License

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.
***On May 3 & 4, 2014, any Ohio resident may fish without a license as part of Free Fishing Days.

Fishing License Type and Cost:

Resident Fishing License: $19.00
For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.

Resident Senior Fishing License: $10.00
For persons age 66 and older born on or after January 1, 1938 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.

One-Day Fishing License: $11.00
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).

Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing License: $11.00
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.

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

Licenses can be purchased at the Wild Wings Marina Store Front Counter hours: 6AM-9PM
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Free Licenses: Ohio resident born on or before December 31, 1937 can obtain a free license at any license outlet, or online in the Wild Ohio Customer Center.
The following Ohio residents are also eligible for a free license, but must submit a formal application, which is available by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE.

*Persons who are mobility impaired and require assistance of another person to cast and retrieve;
Holders of veteran license plates displaying the international wheelchair symbol;
Certain veterans who are permanently disabled;
Former prisoners of war.

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