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Indiana DNR Stocking Rainbow Trout

The opening day of trout season for inland streams kicks off April 24 at 6 a.m.

DNR biologists have been stocking rainbow trout across the state.

These streams being stocked include:

  • Pigeon River and Pigeon Creek in LaGrange County from the Steuben County line to CR 410 E (Troxel’s Bridge). This does not include the impoundment known as Mongo Mill Pond.
  • Harding Run, Curtis Creek, Bloody Run, and Graveyard Run (tributaries of Pigeon River) in LaGrange County
  • Turkey Creek north of CR 100 S in LaGrange County
  • Rainbow Pit located on Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area, approximately one mile east of Ontario in LaGrange County
  • Little Elkhart River and Rowe-Eden Ditch in LaGrange County
  • Solomon Creek and Cobus Creek in Elkhart County
  • Little Kankakee River in LaPorte County from CR 800 E upstream to Division Road
  • Spy Run Creek within Franke Park in Allen County
  • Mississinewa River within the boundaries of the Randolph County Wildlife Management Area
  • Big Blue River within the boundaries of Wilbur Wright Fish & Wildlife Area in Henry County

The following three streams in Elkhart County (totaling 2.8 miles) are designated as year-round “catch-and-release only” and “artificial lures or flies only” trout fishing areas:

  • Little Elkhart River from CR 43 downstream to CR 16, except for waters along Riverbend Park from CR 16 upstream to the pedestrian footbridge
  • Solomon Creek from CR 33 downstream to the Elkhart River
  • Cobus Creek from Old U.S. 20 downstream to the St. Joseph River

Valid fishing licenses and trout/salmon stamps are required to fish for trout.

To find stocking numbers for Indiana streams, check out the 2021 trout stocking plan.