New Regulations Passed by Ohio Wildlife Council

Anglers may use a maximum of three fishing lines on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie and the Ohio River starting on Jan. 1, 2020, following new regulations passed by the Ohio Wildlife Council. On the Ohio River, the council approved reducing the combined daily bag limit of sauger, saugeye, and walleye to six fish. The sauger, saugeye and walleye length limit was set at 14 inches in the western fishing unit.

The council also approved moving Ohio’s free fishing dates to June 20-21, 2020.

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