Free Fishing Day is May 3-4
COLUMBUS – Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days” on May 3-4 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer. For these two days only, Ohioans may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license.
This special weekend offers Ohioans of all ages the chance to experience the fun of fishing. During the rest of the year, anglers 16 years and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. An Ohio fishing license is one of the best recreation bargains available, costing only $19 a year for residents.
Designated family-friendly fishing areas are located at Sycamore State Park, Delaware State Park, Maumee Bay State Park and Caesar Creek State Park. These ponds will be open throughout the week and will be stocked with catchable channel catfish.