Fishing License

Good news, the Lake Erie Charter 1-Day Fishing License is now available.. This is a new license that will allow customers to purchase the license in advance of an anglers scheduled trip, but wait to validate the license until they are at the dock and know for sure that they are going out that day. To validate the license, anglers sign it and fill in the date once at the dock or on the boat. If however, the trip gets cancelled, anglers keep the un-validated license until they are able to re-schedule and actually make it out fishing. This license will be available at licenses agent sales locations and on-line at Cost is $11.00

Also, 1-day and 3-day Fishing Licenses (via phone) will also be available starting April 14. These licenses are available by phone with an additional convenience fee of $5.50. A confirmation number will be provided allowing anglers to fish without a printed license. A toll-free number 1-866-703-1928 can be used to purchase 1-day and 3-day Fishing Licenses. Anglers can call between 5:00am – midnight daily to make a purchase. The 1-day Fishing License is available to resident and non-resident anglers, cost will be $16.50. The 3-day Fishing Licenses will be available for non-resident anglers only and will cost $24.50.

All other Fishing Licenses are available at license sales agent locations and on-line at See chart below.

March through February

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, one (1) One-Day Fishing License may be exchanged for credit towards the purchase of an annual Fishing License (minus writing fee).

Lake Erie Charter One-Day Fishing License (resident and non-resident):
For residents and non-residents, the license may be purchased in advance of a scheduled charter trip.  To validate the license anglers must sign and date in the beginning of the trip.  If the trip is postponed the anglers may keep the invalidated license until they are able to reschedule the trip.

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.