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A surplus of rainbow trout has given anglers additional trout fishing opportunities in northern Indiana.

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. An Indiana fishing license and a Trout/Salmon Stamp is required to fish for trout.