You might have heard about the bass fishing on East Fork Lake near Cincinnati or the walleyes that have been caught at Portage Lakes State Park, so you are ready to start fishing in Ohio. To prepare for your trip, you will need to purchase an Ohio fishing license and check state fishing regulations. You can also find links to local fishing reports and classes right here.

Other helpful state fishing resources can be found directly on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website:

Ohio Free Fishing Days:

Free Fishing Days offer the opportunity for new or beginning anglers to go fishing without an Ohio fishing license. Experienced anglers can use these days to mentor new anglers as well.