COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio’s Free Fishing Days happens this coming weekend.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, on May 5-6, anglers are invited to fish without a license at all of the state’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River.
The Free Fishing Days weekend offers Ohioans of all ages the chance to experience the fun of catching a fish, states the ODNR’s website.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 66 million sport fish in public waters in 2017, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for more than 1.3 million Ohio anglers.
This is the only weekend all year that does not require anyone 16-years-old or older to obtain a fishing license.