Let the fishing begin!! The goal of this post is to answer questions about fishing at Choctaw Lake. Hope you find this helpful.
The water in the lake is state waters. Reason being is that we have water the enters from state water and exits to state water. Therefore, by State of Ohio law a state fishing and boating licenses is required. If the state decides to inspect our waters, they could enforce fishing license and state boat stickers. The exception of the fishing licenses is if you are fishing from your lake front land. Any other land including CLPOA common area requires a state license. A safe way to approach this, and any state law, is that being in a private community does not make anyone exempt from state laws.
Guest that are fishing must have their CLPOA Guest Pass with them. It is the Property Owner’s responsibility that a guest pass is given to their guest. It is also the PO responsibility to inform their guest that they must catch and release all fish,except Carp.
Property Owners: Your daily fishing limits are as follows:
Large/Small Mouth Bass: Catch & Release only
Crappies: No minimum length, limit 10 per resident.
Wipers: Catch & Release only
Carp: No minimum length or limit; carp are an invasive species harmful to our lake water quality, and the habitat of the fish we desire; PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE CARP BACK INTO THE LAKE.
For all other types of fish caught; practice good judgment in conserving this valuable natural resource.