Wabash Valley trout fishing begins

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(Courtesy Indiana DNR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — Trout season opened on Saturday, and in preparation, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources stocked 23,425 rainbow trout in 17 streams in 12 different counties, averaging roughly 11 inches in length.

In Vigo County, Maple Ave. Park Lake was stocked with 1,150 trout. In Parke County, Harden Reservoir Tailwater received 750. In Greene County, Airline Pit and Midland Lake were both stocked with 1,000 trout, while in Lawrence County, Spring Mill Lake was the recipient of 750 trout. To find a nearby stocked stream, see the 2021 Trout Stocking Plan at https://bit.ly/39TaLyT.

Trout will bite on a variety of artificial baits such as spinners and flies, but natural baits such as worms and bee moths tend to be the most popular.

Anglers 18 and older need an Indiana fishing license and a trout/salmon stamp to fish for trout. The bag limit for trout in inland waters is five fish per day with a minimum size of seven inches. No more than one of these can be a brown trout. There is no closed season for taking trout from inland lakes.

For more information about inland trout regulations, visit http://www.eregulations.com/indiana/fishing/inland-trout-regulations/.        

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