Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Indiana inland trout season opener, April 25

Indiana DNR Release:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked 50,000 rainbow trout in 18 streams and 15 lakes in advance of inland trout season opening day, April 25.
Legal fishing hours begin at 6 a.m. (local time). Anglers must be in possession of a current Indiana fishing license and trout/salmon stamp to legally fish for trout.

In 2009, the DNR trout stock program include portions of the following inland streams: Pigeon River (Steuben and LaGrange), Turkey Creek (LaGrange), Little Elkhart River (LaGrange), Rowe-Eden Ditch (LaGrange), Curtis Creek (LaGrange), Solomon Creek (Elkhart), Cobus Creek (Elkhart), Little Kankakee River (LaPorte), Spy Run (Allen), Mississinewa River (Randolph), Big Blue River (Henry), Brookville Tailwater (Franklin), Harden Reservoir Tailwater (Parke), Mill Creek (Fulton), Crooked Creek (Porter), Fawn River (Steuben), Potato Creek (St. Joseph), and Jackson Creek (Brown).

Trout are stocked in the following lakes: Rainbow Pit (LaGrange), Island Lake (Sullivan), Little George Pit (Sullivan), Airline Pit (Greene), Oak Lake (Clark), Pine Lake (Clark), Wyland Lake (Kosciusko), Oliver Lake Chain (LaGrange), Fancher Lake (Lake), Sand Lake (Noble), Bethel Pit (Pike), Clear Lake (Steuben), Lake Gage (Steuben), Fairfield Pit (Tippecanoe), and Cedar Lake (Whitley).

Special regulations apply to some of the listed trout fisheries. A detailed explanation of each fishery’s regulations may be reviewed on page 16 of the 2009 Indiana Fishing Guide, or online at
The daily limit for trout is five per angler. No more than one may be a brown trout. Fish must be 7 inches long to be kept.

Lake Michigan and its tributaries are governed by a separate set of regulations. To review, see page 17 of the Indiana Fishing Guide, or online at

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