With Ohio's new 2011-2012 fishing licenses now on sale the Ohio Division of Wildlife has also released its free associated fishing law digest.
Changes are noted in red type. But there are not very many changes. The most significant one is the allowing of taking 30 yellow perch lakewide in Ohio's waters. At least through May 1 when yet-to-be-announced new Lake Erie walleye and perch limits and such are made official.
Other changes found in the digest include the requirement that military personnel stationed in Ohio but not on leave must purchase a resident fishing license.
Likewise a number of lakes have seen their walleye/sauger/saugeye limit changed to 6 daily. Among them: West Branch Reservoir.
The fishing law digest is available wherever licenses are sold.
By the way, printing of the digests cost just under 5 cents each with nearly 1.3 million having been printed.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn