Department of Natural Resources stock Indiana waters with over 9,000 trout

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Monday (Dec. 11) that a total of 7,250 brown trout and 1,955 rainbow trout have been stocked in 17 bodies of water across Indiana.

“The demand from trout anglers for brown trout has been increasing over the past several years,” said Matt Horsley, fisheries biologist for northeast Indiana. “Stocking brown trout into our northern lakes and streams has the potential to extend trout fishing opportunities from just a month or so to several months, possibly even the entire year.”

Locally, the DNR stocked 150 brown trout and in St. Joseph County's Potato Creek, and 200 brown trout along with 200 rainbow trout in Pinhook Lake.

Brown trout stocking locations include:

Fancher Lake, Lake County, 200 trout
Harbor Lake, Porter County, 240 trout
Little Kankakee River, LaPorte County, 250 trout
Potato Creek, St. Joseph County, 150 trout
Pinhook, St. Joseph County, 200 trout

Lawrence Lake, Marshall County, 1,380 trout
Myers Lake, Marshall County, 1,920 trout
Sand Lake, Noble County, 400 trout
Fairfield Northeast Lake, Tippecanoe County, 350 trout
Boones Pond, Boone County, 550 trout
Brookville Lake Tailwater, Franklin County, 1,610 trout

Rainbow trout stocking locations include:

Pinhook Lake, St. Joseph County, 200 trout
Shoaff Park Pond, Allen County, 300 trout
Memorial Park Pond, Huntington County, 200 trout
Johnson Lake, Jefferson County, 300 trout
Oak Lake, Clark County, 405 trout
Garvin Park Lake, Vanderburgh County, 550 trout

The stocked brown trout averaged 8.25 inches in length.

According to DNR officials, anglers 18 years and older will need an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp to fish for trout.

The bag limit for trout is five. This includes any combination of brook, rainbow, or brown trout, but no more than one may be a brown trout.

There is no minimum size limit for lakes except for the 18-inch minimum size limit for brown trout at Oliver, Olin, and Martin lakes in LaGrange County, and the Brookville Lake tailwater in Franklin County. Streams have a 7-inch minimum size limit.

There is no closed season for taking trout from inland lakes. Streams close to trout fishing from Dec. 31 to the last Saturday in April.

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For more information about inland trout regulations, visit

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