Trout season on Inland Streams Opens Saturday

From Local Sources

STATEWIDE -- Thousands of stocked trout will be available to Indiana anglers for opening day of inland stream trout fishing this Saturday, April 28.

The season officially starts at 6 a.m. local time.

By opening day, the DNR will have stocked 23,275 rainbow trout in 16 streams in 12 counties.

To find a stocked stream near you, see the 2018 Trout Stocking Plan at

One stream that is normally stocked, Fawn River, will not be stocked this year due to a dam- removal project at Fawn River State Fish Hatchery.

The stocked trout come from Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station, near Howe, in LaGrange County, and average roughly 11 inches in length.

Anglers can catch trout on natural live bait such as worms and bee moths. Corn and small marshmallows are also popular. Artificial lures such as spinners and flies also entice trout.

The bag limit for trout in inland waters, other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries, is five fish per day with a minimum size of 7 inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout.

Anglers ages 18 years and older need both an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp to fish for trout.

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