Except as otherwise provided by division rule, every fishing guide who furnishes services that result in the taking of fish from the Lake Erie fishing district shall keep an accurate daily record of all fish caught upon monthly report forms, provided by and in the manner prescribed by the chief of the division of wildlife. The catch data shall be recorded on the respective date upon the monthly report no later than twelve noon on the day following the day in which the fish were taken and shall include the number of fishermen, hours fished, locality fished, numbers or pounds of each kind of fish taken, and such other data as the chief requires. Every licensee shall submit such a completed monthly report form to the division of wildlife within fifteen days after the end of the calendar month in which the fishing guide service is provided regardless of whether the service is discontinued for one or more months. If the service is so discontinued, the licensee shall state that fact. The report form shall be open to inspection to any employee of the division at all reasonable hours.
No person shall fail to comply with any report procedure provided for in this section, other provision of this section, or division rule adopted pursuant thereto.
In addition to other penalties provided in the Revised Code, the license of any person who is convicted of two violations of this section that occurred within a twelve-month period is suspended upon the second such conviction by operation of law for a period of five fishing season days immediately following that conviction.
In addition to other penalties provided in the Revised Code, the license of any person who is convicted of three or more violations of this section that occurred within a twelve-month period is suspended upon the third or subsequent such conviction by operation of law for a period of twenty fishing season days immediately following that conviction.
During any period of suspension, no person shall use or engage in fishing for hire with gear owned, used, or controlled at the time of conviction by the licensee whose license has been suspended.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994 .