A surplus of rainbow trout will give anglers additional trout fishing opportunities in northern Indiana over Memorial Day weekend, May 22 – 25.
Along with its planned stockings, the DNR will stock several additional sites for the holiday weekend. Find a list of planned stockings online at wildlife.IN.gov/5457.htm.
Sites receiving surplus trout are:
- Pigeon River in LaGrange County below Nasby Dam and Ontario Dam
- Fawn River in Steuben County behind Fawn River State Fish Hatchery
- Little Elkhart River in Elkhart County at River Bend Park in Middlebury
- Mill Creek in Fulton County at Lakeside Park in Rochester
- Spy Run Creek in Allen County at Franke Park
Although these stream sites are the only areas to receive additional trout in May, fish from the initial releases in late April are still available in most of northern Indiana’s trout streams.
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. In addition, brown trout taken from the Oliver Lake chain and Brookville tailwater must be at least 18 inches in length.
Anglers 18 years and older need an Indiana fishing license and a Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege to fish for trout. Per Indiana Executive Order, 2019-20 annual licenses and stamps, including fishing licenses and Trout/Salmon Stamp Privileges, are valid until June 4. Licenses and stamps can be purchased online at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish.
DNR is striving to ensure the safety of the public and staff during this time. As stocking trucks are on the road and stocking fish, please remember to practice social distancing. While enjoying the outdoors, please also remember to avoid congregating in groups, on trails, in parking lots or at other common areas.
To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.