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License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
1-Day $14.00 $14.00
3-Day N/A $25.00
Annual $25.00 $50.96
3 Year $54.08 N/A
5 Year $90.22 N/A
10 Year $180.44 N/A

Ohio anglers can enjoy fishing in a wide variety of locations. The fish range from so easy they practically leap onto your hook through to challenging catches and brag-worthy fish to decorate your tallest tales.

Ohio annual licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. It’s the responsibility of the angler to make sure they keep track of when their license needs to be replaced. Longer resident licenses function similarly, on 3-, 5-, and 10-year intervals.

Residents also have the option of upgrading a 1-day license to an annual fishing license for an additional $12 on top of the original purchase price.

Ohio residents also have access to lifetime licenses, if they meet certain requirements, and various levels of senior discounted licenses after reaching the appropriate ages.

Duplicate licenses are available from vendors if needed for $4.

Other licenses are available for Lake Eerie Charter trips.

Ohio provides regular fish reporting, including trout stocking dates throughout the state. They also have fishing clubs and programs that offer anglers community, competition, and education depending on the club.

Additionally, the state offers a first fish recognition program and additional recognition for noteworthy catches.

Anglers are asked to report any tagged fish catches.

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