A fishing license is required to take fish from Ohio waters.
Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs that are open to public fishing through an agreement or lease with the ODNR Division of Wildlife are required to have a fishing license.
Persons fishing must have their license in their possession while fishing and must show the license to anyone on request. Licenses can be displayed using a mobile device.
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.
Annual fishing licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Annual and multiyear fishing licenses are valid from the date of purchase until the expiration date printed on the license.
A complete list of license options and prices for fishing can be found in the current Ohio Fishing Regulations.
Make sure to check Ohio's state fishing regulations which are available on Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find complete and up-to-date information as well as links to purchase your license online. There are some specific limits for different bodies of water in Ohio and you'll want to check those for the time of year and location you will be fishing in.
Simply put, Lake Erie Ohio offers the best Walleye fishing in the world and Chelsea Charters offers the best charter fishing on Lake Erie! Take advantage of our captain's decades of experience on the waters of Lake Erie.
Jig fishing, drift fishing, and trolling charters are available at different points throughout the season.
Smallmouth Bass fishing charters are an absolute thrill with Chelsea Charters! Our captains love taking new and experienced fishers out on Lake Erie to experience the excited action catching Bass.
Smallmouth Bass, also known as Smallie or Red-eye, will often break the surface of the water trying to get free! Bass charters book fast so contact us today.
Yellow Perch in the western basin of Lake Erie is perfect for families and kids. People love fishing for Yellow Perch because you can catch hundreds in no time at all!
Plus, Perch is considered the best-tasting fish in Lake Erie. When you're sometimes catch two at a time on your hook you can afford to try out some new recipes!
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NON REFUNDABLE Deposit Required: A $200 per day deposit is required to reserve fishing trip dates. Due within ten days of booking. Deposits will be rolled over and trip will be rebooked if cancelled due to poor weather conditions, based on captains judgment. 3.5% Convenience Fee will be applied to all credit card transactions.