Council approved the use of three lines per person while fishing on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie, including areas immediately upstream in creeks, rivers and tributaries, as well as the western and eastern units of Ohio River. Regulations allow a person to fish with up to two lines in the remainder of the state.
Ohio Wildlife Council
Oak barrels used to age bourbon, among other things.
In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020.
In probably the most notable proposal to the Ohio Wildlife Council, when the total allowable catch exceeds 3 million fish, the bag would go from four fish to six fish daily from March 1 to April 30 in Lake Erie, excluding the Sandusky River.
Will allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
Removing crappie bag and slot limits on specific lakes also proposed, also to provide more opportunities for anglers.
Also among numerous changes: Rusty patched bumble bee moved to the state’s endangered species list.
Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water and adding the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species were among the rule changes proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
Among the proposals were modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
New counties for longbeards on table; deer seasons topic for Feb. 8 meeting.