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Families can enjoy Free Fishing Days in Ohio this weekend

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This weekend may be the perfect time to cast a line in Ohio. It's a free fishing weekend in the Buckeye state. Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of "Free Fishing Days" on May 3-4. For these two days only, Ohioans may fish in any of the state's public waters without having to buy a fishing license.

On Saturday, May 3, ODNR staff will be available to help families at select locations from 10 a.m. until noon. They will provide instruction, according to a news release from ODNR, and a limited number of poles and bait will be available at each event.

The 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, May 3 from 10:00 AM until noon and then will reopen on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday as well as Labor Day, which is Monday, Sept. 2. Children are permitted to keep one fish per day at these ponds. You can find more information by clicking this link.