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I think I also made a fire within city limits...oops! Explain to me this also. Why are there STATE INSTALLED cleaning tables at Alum, Erie sites, and various other lakes/fishing locations around the state?


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I did a little research to find out. This is what I came up with.

http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/wildlife/fishing/fishregs/main.htm

It is unlawful to clean fish or possess fillets while on or at a body of water. For more information, see OAC 1501:31-13-08 J
So since I was looking for information, I expected to get the "run around". So I searched for OAC 1501:31-13-08. This is what I found.

1501:31-13-08 Fish daily bag limits: protected species.
(A) Throughout the state it shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than six saugeyes, six sauger, or six walleyes, singly or in the aggregate in any one day while on of any stream, river or other body of water where fishing therein requires the licenses set forth in section 1533.32 of the Revised Code; excepting therefrom, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than four walleye, sauger, or saugeye singly or in the aggregate, in any one day while on the “lake Erie sport fishing district” from March first through the last day in April. Provided further, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than six walleye, sauger or saugeye singly or in the aggregate in any one day while on the “lake Erie sport fishing district” from May first through the last day in February. Provided further, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than ten saugeyes, ten walleyes, or ten sauger singly or in the aggregate in the Ohio river zone in accordance with the rule 1501:31-13-11 of the Administrative Code.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than: two muskellunge, or two tiger muskies, singly or in the aggregate; or five black bass, including smallmouth, largemouth, or Kentucky spotted bass, singly or in the aggregate in any one day statewide, except in the Ohio River zone and Pymatuming lake in accordance with rule 1501:31-13-11 and paragraph (Q) of rule 1501:31-13-07 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The possession limits set forth in paragraphs (A), (B) and (L) of this rule shall not apply to such fish when transported on a commercial ferry boat in lake Erie.

(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess blue pike or sturgeon from lake Erie or any of its tributaries.

(E) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) from waters owned, leased, or controlled by the division of wildlife.

(F) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess singly or in the aggregate more than five rainbow or steelhead trout, lake trout, brown trout, golden trout, coho, chinook, or pink salmon daily, from any waters in this state; excepting therefrom these areas listed in paragraph (H)(1) of rule 1501:31-13-01 of the Administrative Code. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than two trout or salmon species (as listed in this paragraph) in lake Erie and its tributaries from September first through May fifteenth.

(G) It shall be unlawful for any person to take coho, chinook, or pink salmon by any means other than hook and line.

(H) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, catch or attempt to take or catch fish in any waters posted with division of wildlife signs stating “No Fishing” or “Fishing in This Area is Prohibited.”

(I) It shall be unlawful for any person to seine or take bait in King’s creek between the bridge on county road no. 223 and the Mad river.

(J) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a fish in any form or condition other than in the round while on or when unloading the fish from a boat, or while fishing from shore on any waters in this state where a fishing license is required. Provided further, it shall be lawful to possess fish in the whole or as a fillet with the skin attached while returning from the Lake Erie Islands on a commercial ferry boat.

(K) It shall be unlawful for any person sixteen years of age or older to take, catch, or attempt to take or catch fish, or engage in fishing in any manner in any waters posted with division of wildlife signs stating “Fishing in this area restricted to persons fifteen years of age or younger.”

(L) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than forty yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in any one day statewide, except in the eastern and western fishing units of the Ohio river, in accordance with the rule 1501:31-13-11 of the Administrative Code, Pymatuning lake, in accordance with paragraph (Q) of rule 1501:31-13-07 of the Administrative Code. Furthermore it shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than thirty yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in any one day on the Lake Erie Sport Fishing District.

(M) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than six channel catfish in any one day from any public waters of the state of Ohio less than seven hundred acres.

(N) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess more than one channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in excess of twenty-eight inches, and one flathead catfish (Pylodictus olivaris) in excess of thirty-five inches in any one day statewide from any waters in the state wherein an Ohio fishing license is required by section 1533.32 of the Revised Code, except in the eastern and western fishing unit of the Ohio river and Pymatuning lake in accordance with rule 1501:31-13-11 and paragraph (Q) of rule 1501:31-13-07 of the Administrative Code.

(O) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than ten sunfish in the aggregate in any one day from each of the following areas:

St. Joseph river wildlife area

Oxbow lake wildlife area

Killdeer Plains wildlife area

(P) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than ten crappie in the aggregate in any one day from each of the following areas:

St. Joseph river wildlife area

Oxbow lake wildlife area

Killdeer Plains wildlife area

(Q) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Effective: 04/10/2007

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1531.06, 1531.08

Rule Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08

Prior Effective Dates: 2/5/77, 6/1/79, 3/1/80, 1/25/82, 11/12/82, 6/1/84, 3/1/85(Emer)6/1/85, 6/1/86, 6/1/87, 6/1/88, 3/1/89, 3/1/91, 7/31/95, 1/2/96, 11/20/96, 3/1/98, 3/1/00, 3/0/01, 2/1/02, 3/1/04, 5/27/05, 3/1/06
And well what is in bold is the only thing I see about fillet's.
 

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Give me a break, the guy had a good time enjoying nature. I go camping along the darby and cook fish that i caught for dinner, come arrest me.
 

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I have done this many times. In fact, I was on the Darby one time and we caught a 4lb catfish. We had all the stuff for a shore lunch so we started a small fire and cooked it up. While we were eating a ranger walked up and asked us how we were doing, if we had our fishing license, etc. He never once inquired what we were eating or anything. We put the carcass in a bag and I took it home and threw it in the dumpster, didnt want to leave it in the water or on the bank. I would of never thought this was a law, one of the dumbest I have ever heard of. It will not keep me from making a shore lunch every now and again.

So when I catch bluegill at AEP and I am camping on the edge of the pond at campsite C, am I not allowed to cook them up because I am "on the water?"

Jake
 
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