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Trout season nears: Indiana fishing

A reminder came this morning that stream trout (harvest) season opens at 6 a.m. Saturday on select waters of Indiana, including several in northwest Indiana.

The reminder came for me with this announcement fron the Indiana DNR on the stocking in lakes of trout.

Annual inland lake trout stockings completed

Thousands of newly stocked rainbow trout are awaiting anglers at 17 lakes throughout Indiana.

Last week, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife completed the annual rainbow trout stockings for Indiana’s inland lakes, where trout fishing is allowed year-round.

Approximately 24,000 trout were stocked in lakes in 14 counties, ranging from Clark County in the south to Lake County in the north. The trout are 9 inches long.

The daily bag limit is five trout, and no more than one can be a brown trout. The minimum size limit is 7 inches.

Brown trout are present in the Oliver Lake chain in LaGrange County, and several streams.

Indiana’s trout stocking plan and a list of stocking locations is at dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/3622.htm.

Indiana’s trout stream (harvest) season opens at 6 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 25, and runs through Dec. 31. Approximately 27,000 rainbow trout are annually stocked into 19 streams.

For more details, the Indiana Fishing Regulation Guide is available at most license retailers and online at fishing.IN.gov/2347.htm.

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