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DNR To Stock Spring Mill Lake With Rainbow Trout
Updated January 25, 2017 7:42 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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Rainbow Trout
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Dredging at Spring Mill State Park Lake

(MITCHELL) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will stock Spring Mill State Park lake with rainbow trout this spring.

This will be the first time since 2006 that the DNR will stock the lake with fish.

The lake accumulated years of soil, organic material and debris that washed into the lake from its three tributaries and 9,600-acre watershed. Over time, the accumulated material has reduced the capacity of the lake to support recreational activities and aquatic wildlife. In April 2015 officials began dredging the lake. Now the average depth is 8-10 feet

Officials are working on a boat ramp and hope in the near future to offer boat rental which will include johnboats for fishing, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. There will also be fishing docks and fishing education programs offered at the park.

The rainbow trout will arrive sometime between March 1 and mid-April,depending on weather conditions.

Anglers must have an $11 trout and salmon privilege stamp if they intend to fish for or harvest rainbow trout. Stamps can be purchased anywhere fishing licenses are sold. The inland trout program is funded through this stamp.

The daily bag limit for trout is five fish per day. Minimum size limit is 7 inches.

Spring Mill State Park is 3.5 miles east of Mitchell on State Road 60 in Lawrence County.



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