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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.
LICENSES & PERMITS
Persons under 16 years of age are not required to purchase a fishing license.
Resident Youth Lifetime License.... $430.56
Resident 1-Day License....$14.00
Resident 1-Year Upgraded from a 1-Day License* (see below)....$12.00
Resident 1-Year License....$25.00
Resident 3-Year License....$54.08
Resident 5-Year License....$90.22
Resident 10-Year License....$180.44
Resident Lifetime License....$468.00
Resident Senior Licenses
Resident 1-Year License....$10.00
Resident 3-Year License....$28.60
Resident 5-Year License....$47.58
Resident Lifetime License....$84.24
Nonresident 1-Day License....$14.00
Nonresident 1-Year License Upgraded from a 1-Day* (see below)....$37.44
Nonresident 3-Day License....$25.00
Nonresident 1-Year License....$50.96
Nonresident Lake Erie Fishing Permit (January 1 to April 30, 2021)....$11.00
Card and Duplicate
Resident Ohio Conservation Card....$4.00
Duplicate License - Free reprints are available at wildohio.gov....$4.00
*A one-day fishing license may be applied as credit toward the purchase of an annual license
ABOUT LICENSES & PERMITS
Multiyear Fishing Licenses (Ohio Residents Only)
A multiyear license allows an Ohio resident the opportunity to lock-in rates and avoid transaction fees for the length of the license. These licenses can be purchased for 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. Permits and stamps must be purchased annually.
Multiyear license customers may pay additional fee for hard plastic license (Ohio Conservation Card) if desired.
Lifetime Fishing Licenses (Ohio Residents Only)
A lifetime license creates an Ohio tradition that lasts a lifetime! A lifetime license, purchased for yourself or as a gift, provides a lifetime of outdoors enjoyment, regardless of where they live in the future. The cost of the license offers considerable savings and convenience to the holder and supports conservation programs. Revenue generated by lifetime licenses provide long-term financial support for Ohio’s fish and wildlife.
All Lifetime license holders will be mailed a plastic card (Ohio Conservation Card) to serve as their license.
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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Deposit Required: A $200. per trip, per day deposit is required to reserve fishing trip dates. Due within ten days of booking. Deposits are refunded or trips rebooked if trip is cancelled due to poor weather conditions, based on captains judgment. If you cancel, notice must be received 30 days prior to fishing date or deposit is forfeited. 3.5% Convenience Fee will be applied to all credit card transactions.