How to Become a Fishing Guide in Ohio
Fishing guide license in Ohio state is site specific. The different sties in the state include: Inland Lakes, Reservoirs, Rivers, & Streams, Lake Erie and Tributaries, Ohio River, Lake La Su An, Pymatuning Lake, Maumee, Portage, Mahoning, & Sandusky Rivers. Make a license application for the area wherein you want to operate.
- First-time applicants for an Ohio fishing guide license shall submit their Coast Guard license or a notarized copy of same along with their application and fee.
- Applicants for a fishing guide license renewal must submit their Coast Guard license or a notarized copy of same only when their Coast Guard license has been renewed after obtaining their previous year’s fishing guide license.
- Licenses are valid on April 16th of each year and expire on the following April 15th.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Road, Building G
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693