Indiana Fishing

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Number of Fish Species: 211

State Sportfish:  none

Notable Records:  a 14lb 12oz. largemouth bass from Harrison County, a 30lb 2oz. northern pike from Clear Lake, a 14lb 4oz.  walleye from Tippecanoe River, a 3lb 10oz. redear sunfish from Brown County

Fishing Regs:  To download the Indiana fishing regs right click, save link as here (Indiana Fishing Regulations) or go to the interactive guide here.

Fishing License Info:

Residents Non-Residents
Annual $17.00 $35.00
1-day N/A $9.00
7-day N/A $20.00
Trout/Salmon $11.00 $11.00


Quickcast:  Indiana has Lake Michigan at its Northern border and the Ohio River bordering the entire length of the Southern state boundary. In the interior of the state there are over 1200 lakes, ponds and reserviors so there’s plenty to keep anglers busy.    Lake Michigan will bring fishermen in for brown trout, lake trout, rainbow and steelhead as well as coho salmon and lake whitefish.  Mississinewa Lake is an excellent producer of black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass and white crappie.  In Central Indiana are several lakes, ponds and reserviors not the least of which is the Brookville Reservior.  This reservior will yield bluegill, brown trout, channel cats, largemouth bass, muskie, rainbows, stripers, walleye and crappie.  To the South is Monroe Lake which holds bluegill, redear, carp, catfish species, crappie, wipers, largemouth and walleye.  On the Southern border is the Ohio River where fishermen go to scare up some carp, sauger, stripers and catfish.