Columbus, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) encourages Ohioans to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days” this weekend by trooping to their favorite state’s public waters.
According to the DNR, Ohioans may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license.
ODNR staff will be available to help families at select locations from 10 a.m. until noon. They will provide instruction and a limited number of poles and bait will be available at each event.
ODNR has designated family-friendly fishing areas are located at Sycamore State Park, Delaware State Park, Maumee Bay State Park and Caesar Creek State Park.
These ponds will be open throughout the week and will be stocked with catch able channel catfish. Family-friendly fishing ponds are open to children 15 and under. Those 16 and older must fish with a child age 15 and under.
A fifth area is the Wildlife District Three youth fishing ponds. These fishing ponds will be open on Saturday and will reopen on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.