Daily perch limit cut to 30

The Ohio Wildlife Council passed several rule changes at its meeting last week, including lowering the statewide daily limit for yellow perch in all waters except Lake Erie and authorizing additional bait inspections to help detect invasive species.

The statewide yellow perch daily limit was reduced from 40 to 30 to be more consistent with Lake Erie daily limits.

Bait dealers are required to keep additional records and must allow inspections of bait containers, ponds and tanks for the detection of invasive species.

Language was added to clarify it is unlawful to operate a watercraft on any state-owned, -controlled or -administered lake in a manner that does not conform to posted regulations.

See a complete list of approved rules and regulations at