COLUMBUS — In 2022, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife awarded 9,723 Fish Ohio pins to successful anglers with qualifying catches. These trophy fish join the more than 400,000 catches recognized since 1976 in the Fish Ohio program.
The Fish Ohio program celebrates “amazing” catches of 25 species of fish. Those who reel in a qualifying catch receive the commemorative Fish Ohio pin for their first entry and a Master Angler pin for catching qualifiers of four different species in the same year.
Applications for a pin and minimum length requirements are found at fishohio.gov. The pin for 2022 depicts a crappie, and the pin for next year will feature a walleye.