Fishing Regulation & License Info

 

We fish from 2 different Lakes, in 2 different states, and target as many as 7 different fish species throughout our season. Due to this there is a long list of rules and regulations depending on the species and locality. It is important to know that every adult in your fishing party will need a fishing license. Which means if we are fishing in Michigan waters anyone who is 17 years of age or older will need a fishing license. If we will be fishing in Ohio anyone who is 16 years of age or older will need a fishing license. 

 

Below is a list of current daily bag limits organized by species and locality. Please note that these are the maximum number of fish allowed, and are NOT GUARANTEED on every trip.

 

 Fishing Location  Species  Bag Limit Per Person Size Limit   Season
 Michigan Waters of Lake Erie  Walleye  6  15"  Year Round
 Ohio Waters of Lake Erie  Walleye  6  15"  May-February
 Michigan Waters of Lake Michigan  Lake Trout  3  20"  April 1st-November 1st
 Michigan Waters of Lake Erie  Yellow Perch  50 none
 Year Round
 Ohio Waters of Lake Erie  Yellow Perch  30 none  Year Round
 Michigan Waters of Lake Michigan  King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout 5 Fish Total, no more than 3 of a single trout species  10"  Year Round

 

Purchase Licenses

To purchases licenses online select the appropriate link below and you will be redirected to the respective state's DNR website.  Please note that one day licenses can be purchased in advance once you know the date of your trip.

 

Michigan Fishing Licenses

 

 

Ohio Fishing Licenses*

*Due to changes in 2011 that have caused increased issuance times, it is strongly suggested that you purchase your Ohio fishing license prior to your charter date.