Trout season opens Saturday; DNR to stock 23k trout this year

From reports

Opening day of trout season for inland streams, other than Lake Michigan tributaries, is this Saturday, April 27! In preparation, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be stocking nearly 63,000 rainbow and brown trout across the state this spring.

In all, 35 bodies of water across 21 counties are anticipated to receive fish before and after opening day. Most of the lake stockings of rainbow trout were done last month, starting the week of March 11. Anglers don’t have to wait to fish for those, as trout fishing on inland lakes is open year-round.

For streams, more than 23,000 rainbow trout are expected to be stocked in the days leading up to opening day. Several sites will get additional rainbow trout stockings until Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the rainbow trout stockings, 10 bodies of water will receive brown trout stockings in May.

To find a stocked stream near you, see this year’s trout stocking plan here:

To fish for trout, anglers age 18 and older must have an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp. To purchase yours for this year, visit the following link: