Maumee & Sandusky River Fishing Regulations

The following regulations are in effect from March 1 to April 30, 2018.

No fishing with line with more than a single hook. The line may not have a hook larger than 1/2 inch from shank to point, or lure having more than a single hook larger than 1/2 inch from shank to point. Double and treble hooks are prohibited. These regulations apply to the following areas:

  • The Maumee River from Grand Rapids Providence dam to a line in the Maumee Bay from Little Cedar Point to Turtle Island;
  • The Sandusky River from where the Toledo Edison power line crosses the river at the southeast corner of Rodger Young Park in Fremont to a line running 1/4 mile east and parallel to the full length of the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge in Sandusky Bay;
  • The Portage River from State Route 19 to the dam at Elmore;
  • The Mahoning River from the dam at Berlin Reservoir to Lake Milton.

Fishing is allowed only from sunrise to sunset in the following areas:

  • The Maumee River from the Ohio Turnpike bridge to the Old Waterville interurban bridge at the end of Forst Road in Wood County, and from the State Route 295 bridge to the Grand Rapids Providence dam;
  • The Sandusky River from where the Toledo Edison power line crosses the river at the southeast corner of Rodger Young Park in Fremont to the northern tip of Brady’s Island;
  • The Portage River from State Route 19 to the dam at Elmore;
  • The Mahoning River from the dam at Berlin Reservoir to Lake Milton.

Fishing is prohibited:

  • In the Sandusky River from the Ballville Dam to where the Toledo Edison power line crosses the river at the southeast corner of Rodger Young Park in Fremont.

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