INDIANA – Nearly 22,000 trout are being stocked by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife in 16 different streams across Indiana for inland trout season, which starts at 6 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 30.
The stocked trout come from Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station near Howe in LaGrange County and average roughly 11 inches in length.
To find a stocked stream near you, see the second page of the trout stocking plan at bit.ly/36XmSgi.
Lakes – South and North
Greene Airline Pit – 1,000 Rainbow trout
Greene Midland Lake – 1,000 Rainbow trout
Kosciusko Wyland Lake – 400 Rainbow trout
LaGrange Martin Lake – 1,540 Rainbow trout
LaGrange Oliver Lake Chain – 8,460 Rainbow trout
LaGrange Rainbow Pit – 350 Rainbow trout
Lake Fancher Lake – 1,000 Rainbow trout
Lawrence Spring Mill Lake – 750 Rainbow trout
Marion Delaware – 700 Rainbow trout
Noble Sand Lake – 400 Rainbow trout
Steuben Lake Gage – 3,200 Rainbow trout
St. Joseph Pinhook Park – 400 Rainbow trout
Tippecanoe Fairfield Pit NE – 1,000 Rainbow trout
Vigo Maple Av. Park Lake – 1,150 Rainbow trout
Whitley Cedar Lake – 3,000 Rainbow trout
Whitley Morches Park (Columbia City) – 200 Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout total 24,550
Note: All trout stocking site numbers are targets, actual numbers may vary depending on production, access limitations, and other unforeseen factors.
One body of water that is absent from this year’s April stocking list is the tailwater of Brookville Lake in Franklin County. Scheduled maintenance by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying rainbow trout stockings there until fall.
Trout will bite on a variety of artificial baits such as spinners and flies, but natural baits such as worms and bee moths tend to be the most popular.
The bag limit for trout in inland waters, other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries, is five per day with a minimum size of 7 inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout. Additionally, any harvested brown trout caught below the Brookville tailwater must be 18 inches or larger. There is no closed season for taking trout from inland lakes.
To fish for trout, anglers 18 and older need an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp. Both can be bought at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish.