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Trespassing is an issue on Ohio's steelhead rivers that you need to be concerned about. Did you know that Ohio’s Metro Park Systems are extremely important to Steelheaders as they provide many access points to steelhead water and there is no trespassing.  Without these park system fisherman access would be very limited. However, you need to be aware of adjacent land owners to the parks who have their property posted. 

Legally you need written land owner’s permission to access private property. The law goes something like this. If the land owner owns both sides of the river, he/she owns the land under the water too. So if you are wading, you are trespassing.

New Steelheaders should be interested in the following Metroparks web sites and maps for fishing access to one or more of the five stocked steelhead river systems in Ohio.

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