Licenses are available on the island at The Wharfside, located just to the left of The Boardwalk, in downtown Put-in-Bay.

MARCH 1, 20xx TO FEBRUARY 28, 20xx(check with the Ohio DNR for current pricing!!!)
Resident Fishing License
For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.
Resident Senior Fishing License
For persons age 66 and older born on or after January 1, 1938 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.
One-Day Fishing License
For residents and nonresidents the One-Day Fishing License may be exchanged for credit towards the purchase of an annual fishing license (minus writing fee). Good for date of purchase only.
Annual Nonresident License
3-Day Nonresident Tourist’s License
A reissued license may be obtained from any license vendor for a fishing license that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
All above costs include a $1.00 writing fee.

Qualified residents born on or before December 31, 1937 can obtain a free license at any license outlet or online.

Fishing licenses and the 20xx Ohio Fishing Regulations Brochure (Pub. 84) are available from most bait shops and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Licenses are renewable by March 1 of each year.

For more, in-depth, information about Ohio DNR’s fishing regulations please visit the Ohio DNR Fishing Resources website.

Fun Fact: The Put-in-Bay season starts April 1st and the last big weekend is the Halloween weekend the last weekend in October. Off-season activities include walleye and perch ice fishing but most every business closes on Halloween.