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Potato Creek State Park near North Liberty, Ind. will host a pair of fishing programs for women in the coming weeks.

A “Women’s Learn to Fish with Lures” class will be held June 15 with a registration deadline of June 12 and a “Women’s Learn to Kayak Fish” will be June 27, with a registration deadline of June 24.

IDNR Report

The DNR has placed an idle speed restriction on the Indian chain of lakes in LaGrange County and the West Lakes chain of lakes in Noble County.

The Indian chain of lakes includes the Dallas, Hackenberg, Messick, Westler, and Witmer lakes.

The West Lakes chain of lakes includes Jones, Steinbarger, Tamarack, and Waldron lakes.

An idle speed restriction is put into effect when surface water conditions are likely to enter dwelling structures as a result of wake.

By Louie Stout

Michigan and Indiana have some free fishing days in the coming weeks. That means you won’t need a fishing license and but all other regulations apply.

Indiana will offer one May 18 and June 1-2. Unfortunately, Indiana’s free fishing days are limited to residents.

Michigan’s free fishing days, June 8-9, are open to residents and non-residents. In addition, the recreation passport isn’t required, so there won’t be charges to use state-owned public boating access sites.