Ohio Fishing license information and purchase
For most of our customers the most important thing they will need for our fishing charters in the Ashtabula waters of Lake Erie will be their Ohio fishing license. If anyone is unsure of their best bargain please contact Captain Art. For most anyone who is only a one day fisherman your best bargain will certainly be the Lake Erie charter one day fishing license below. It will need to be signed but don’t sign it until you are out on the boat and ready to fish. This way, if inclement weather would warrant the cancellation of your fishing charter you could come back for a charter on another day and use that license.
Current Ohio fishing license information:
OHIO FISHING LICENSE TYPE
Resident Fishing Fishing License: For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.
Resident Senior Fishing Fishing License: Ohio residents age 66 and older are eligible to purchase a reduced-cost resident senior license for $10.
One-Day Fishing Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents, one (1) One-Day Fishing Fishing License may be exchanged for credit towards the purchase of an annual fishing Fishing License (minus writing fee).
Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing Fishing License: For residents and nonresidents – can be purchased in advance of scheduled charter trip. To validate the Fishing License, anglers must sign it and fill in the date at the beginning of the trip. If the trip is cancelled, anglers keep the un-validated Fishing License until they are able to re-schedule the trip.
Annual Nonresident Fishing License
3-Day Nonresident Tourist’s Fishing License
Duplicate Fishing License: A fishing Fishing License that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed can be reissued from any Fishing License vendor or via the internet. $4.00
Fishing licenses are available for purchase over the Internet.
Ohio fishing license Requirements:
A fishing license is required to take fish, frogs, or turtles from Ohio waters.
Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs to and from which fish do not migrate, are not required to have a license to take fish, but must have one to take frogs or turtles.
Persons fishing in privately owned ponds, lakes, or reservoirs that are open to public fishing through an agreement or lease with the Division of Wildlife are required to have a fishing license.
Anglers must have their license in their possession while fishing and must show the license to anyone on request.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in Ohio, but NOT on leave or furlough are required to purchase a resident license.
An Ohio fishing license is NOT required of persons who are:
Less than 16 years of age;
Giving assistance to an angler who is physically disabled, provided the two persons together are using only one line;
Fishing in a private pond;
Fishing on land and water which they or their parents own except where the land is in or borders on state parks or state owned land;
Fishing on land and water where they or their parents are tenants on which they reside and from which they derive the majority of their income from agricultural production on that land (except state-owned lakes);
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty while on leave or furlough;
Any Ohio resident may fish without a license as part of Free Fishing Days….check dates with Ohio DNR
Ohio resident born on or before December 31, 1937 can obtain a free license at any license outlet, or online in the Wild Ohio Customer Center.
The following Ohio residents are also eligible for a free license, but must submit a formal application, which is available by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE or by downloading the form below:
Persons who are mobility impaired and require assistance of another person to cast and retrieve;
Holders of veteran license plates displaying the international wheelchair symbol;
Certain veterans who are permanently disabled;
Former prisoners of war.
Ohio fishing license Purchase Options
Option 1: Purchase Online
The Ohio Division of Wildlife offers a safe and secure Web site for purchasing with your credit card. All license buyers (resident and non-resident) may purchase license and permits online.
Option 2: Purchase from a Participating Agent
There are License Agents in every county in Ohio.
Option 3: Mail-Order License Form
Call 1-800-WILDLIFE or (614) 265-6300 to request a Mail Order License Application Form.
Option 4: Telephone 1-and-3-Day Licenses
If you wish to purchase a 1- or 3-day fishing license, you may now do so by telephone with the following two options:
Call 1-866-703-1928 to talk to a live operator who will walk you through the transaction. An additional $5.50 convenience fee will apply.
Call 1-855-764-3474 to use an interactive voice response (IVR) system to complete the transaction. To use this option, you must have and provide your customer ID number. A $3.25 convenience fee will apply.
In both cases, you will be issued a license number and must carry it along with picture ID as proof that you are properly licensed. No printed license is provided.
Social Security Requirement
Due to federal law, the license purchasing system requires all customers to provide their Social Security Number (SSN) in order to obtain hunting licenses, fishing licenses, and associated permits. SSNs are required to be collected to receive a recreational license, regardless of age, for the purpose of child support collection enforcement under Federal Statute 42 and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
As a recreational license provider, the Division of Wildlife is obligated to comply with these laws, and cannot issue a license or permit without the SSN of the customer. The Division has a proper security system in place to protect SSNs and any databases that contain them.
Each license buyer must have a Social Security Number recorded in the system. Sportsmen and women who have purchased licenses in the past and who provided an Ohio Driver’s License or state ID card will most likely be unaffected.
Youth hunters and those hunters that have never had a driver’s license or state ID swiped during the license buying process must provide their SSN.
In the rare instance that a U.S. resident does not have a Social Security Number, they are asked to fill out a form that no SSN exists. An application for SSN exemption is available at wildohio.com or by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. This form needs to be mailed to the Ohio Division of Wildlife prior to purchasing a license and will take a few weeks to process.
The Division will collect a customer’s SSN only once (the first time he or she purchases a license or permit). This primarily affects those who have never used a driver’s license to purchase a license and/or permit to fish, hunt or trap.
The customer will then receive a Customer Account Number that will be used for any future transactions. The number will be printed on the license and/or permit.
Using this number, customers will have the ability to manage their own account online using secured access.
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Lake Erie fishing charter call us at 440-997-7010 or 440-599-1028
For your next sport fishing charters on Lake Erie, fishing for the elusive trophy walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, or steelhead trout call Captain Art at 440-997-7010 or 440-599-1028. We are docked in Ashtabula Ohio, Lake Erie and regularly fish the Lake Erie ports of Ashtabula, Geneva, and Conneaut, OH
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6101 McNutt Ave.
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
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Lucky Strike……..an Ashtabula Ohio Lake Erie fishing charter boat bringing corporate, executive, business, novice and experienced anglers from all over the world an exciting fresh water fishing experience. Ladies…..no need to let the men have all the fun. Get your Ohio fishing license and group together and let the guys play Mr. mom while you go fishing! Fish with us and see why Lake Erie has been dubbed “the walleye capital of the world” and find out why Ashtabula, Ohio is home of legendary walleye catches!
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