I've been doing research on a ton of the lakes we have here in Ohio. I plan on going to Miami Whitewater very soon (they're having a tournament), and Lake Isabella. Lake Isabella has a population of 30+% of Flathead according to their 2007 survey. Second place on Isabella is Gizzard shad, with 18%. Can I use a cast net at Ohio state parks? My net is of legal size. I'd just hate to get chopped up once I rent a boat, go out there, and start chucking the net. Taken directly from Ohio DNR's Website: FORAGE FISH means freshwater drum (in the Lake Erie fishing district only), carp, quillback, suckers, bowfin, gar, buffalo, gizzard shad, and goldfish. These species may be taken by any method except by means of explosives, poisons, firearms, electricity, chemicals, nets, seines, or traps, or by snagging within 1,000 feet downstream of a dam. Gizzard shad and smelt may be taken with a minnow seine, minnow dip net, or hand landing net. How else are you supposed to get gizzard shad? And you mean to tell me we can't take them by net? We've been doing something illegal all along? :smile2: Any help is appreciated, thanks. EDIT: I kept reading... CAST NETS- Forage fish may be taken with cast nets only in the Inland Fishing District. It is unlawful to use a cast net with a square mesh less than 1/4 inch or larger than 1 inch on a side, or with a diameter of greater than 10 feet. It is illegal to use a cast net within a distance of 1000 feet downstream from any dam posted with Division of Wildlife signs indicating cast net use is prohibited. What does Inland Fishing District mean?