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Trout Limit and More in Ohio

The daily bag limit for trout in Ohio is five fish whether from one or a combination of the five trout species. Ohio is home to lake, brook, rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. There are special regulations for specific bodies of water that can be found in the Ohio Fishing Regulations 2022-2023.

In this article, you will learn about the fishing regulations for Ohio for the 2022-2023 fishing season. We will also cover fishing size limits and catch limits for walleye and crappie.

Ohio Fishing Regulations 2022-2023

The fishing regulations for the state of Ohio can be found on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife website.

Ohio Fishing Size Limits

The trout size limit for the Ohio portion of Lake Erie, the Mohican River’s Clear Fork in Richland County, and the Mad River and its tributaries is a minimum length of twelve inches.

Walleye Limit

The daily bag limit for walleye, either singly or in combination with saugeye and sauger, in Ohio is six fish. For waters that border with Kentucky, the minimum size limit is fourteen inches. For the Ohio portion of Lake Erie, the minimum size limit on walleye is fifteen inches.

Crappie Limit

The daily bag limit for crappie in eastern Ohio waters bordering West Virginia is thirty fish. For specific inland reservoirs, streams, lakes, and rivers in Ohio, the daily bag limit for crappie is thirty fish measuring at least nine inches in length. To get the complete list of these water bodies, refer to the Ohio Fishing Regulations 2022-2023.

For water bodies in Oxbow, Killdeer Plains, and St. Joseph River Wildlife Area, the daily bag limit for crappie is ten fish. For Ohio waters bordering Pennsylvania, the daily bag limit for crappie is twenty fish measuring at least nine inches.