Indiana Fly Fishing

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WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR ECONOMY, IN: 40.004213, -85.115520
WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR ALPINE, IN: 39.579493, -85.158019
EAST FORK WHITEWATER RIVER AT ABINGTON, IN: 39.732548, -84.959684
EAST FORK WHITEWATER RIVER AT BROOKVILLE, IN: 39.433940, -85.003293
WHITEWATER RIVER AT BROOKVILLE, IN: 39.407472, -85.012889
INDIAN-KENTUCK CREEK NEAR CANAAN, IN: 38.878114, -85.257179
SILVER CREEK NEAR SELLERSBURG, IN: 38.370623, -85.726352
BUCK CREEK NEAR NEW MIDDLETOWN, IN: 38.120347, -86.088024
WEST FORK BLUE RIVER AT SALEM, IN: 38.605335, -86.094422
BLUE RIVER AT FREDERICKSBURG, IN: 38.433950, -86.191645
WHISKEY RUN AT MARENGO, IN: 38.375616, -86.344703
BLUE RIVER NEAR WHITE CLOUD, IN: 38.237566, -86.228308
OHIO RIVER AT CANNELTON DAM AT CANNELTON, IN: 37.899501, -86.705542
MIDDLE FORK ANDERSON RIVER AT BRISTOW, IN: 38.138946, -86.721099
OHIO RIVER AT NEWBURGH LOCK AND DAM, IN: 37.928378, -87.375007
OHIO RIVER AT EVANSVILLE, IN: 37.972264, -87.576405
PIGEON CREEK NEAR FORT BRANCH: 38.252267, -87.519742
WABASH RIVER AT LINN GROVE, IN: 40.656157, -85.032747
WABASH RIVER AT BLUFFTON, IN: 40.742361, -85.171444
WABASH RIVER AT HUNTINGTON, IN: 40.853250, -85.489778
LITTLE RIVER NEAR HUNTINGTON, IN: 40.898556, -85.413167
SALAMONIE RIVER AT PORTLAND, IN: 40.427722, -85.039000
SALAMONIE RIVER NEAR WARREN, IN: 40.712545, -85.453585
SALAMONIE RIVER AT DORA, IN: 40.811711, -85.683870
WABASH RIVER AT WABASH, IN: 40.790877, -85.820263
MISSISSINEWA RIVER NEAR RIDGEVILLE, IN: 40.280044, -84.992468
MISSISSINEWA RIVER AT MARION, IN: 40.576417, -85.659528
MISSISSINEWA RIVER AT PEORIA, IN: 40.723375, -85.957489
WABASH RIVER AT PERU, IN: 40.750000, -86.066667
EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER, IN: 40.994556, -85.782583
EEL RIVER NEAR LOGANSPORT, IN: 40.781985, -86.263886
WABASH RIVER AT LOGANSPORT, IN: 40.746429, -86.377500
DEER CREEK NEAR DELPHI, IN: 40.590315, -86.621393
TIPPECANOE RIVER AT NORTH WEBSTER, IN: 41.316157, -85.692209
TIPPECANOE RIVER AT OSWEGO, IN: 41.320601, -85.789156
TIPPECANOE RIVER NEAR ORA, IN: 41.157264, -86.563621
TIPPECANOE RIVER AT WINAMAC, IN: 41.049763, -86.599176
TIPPECANOE RIVER AT NORWAY, IN: 40.778650, -86.758068
TIPPECANOE RIVER BELOW OAKDALE DAM, IN: 40.653371, -86.756677
TIPPECANOE RIVER NEAR DELPHI, IN: 40.593917, -86.770333
WILDCAT CREEK NEAR JEROME, IN: 40.441278, -85.918750
WILDCAT CREEK AT KOKOMO, IN: 40.470889, -86.152917
WILDCAT CREEK AT OWASCO, IN: 40.464833, -86.636556
SOUTH FORK WILDCAT CREEK NEAR LAFAYETTE, IN: 40.417814, -86.768063
WILDCAT CREEK NEAR LAFAYETTE, IN: 40.440591, -86.829175
WABASH RIVER AT LAFAYETTE, IN: 40.425167, -86.896500
ELLIOTT DITCH NEAR ELSTON, IN: 40.370869, -86.909453
LITTLE WEA CREEK AT SOUTH RAUB, IN: 40.301426, -86.923619
LITTLE PINE CREEK NEAR MONTMORENCI, IN: 40.467257, -87.058069
BIG PINE CREEK AT PINE VILLAGE, IN: 40.452333, -87.254444
WABASH RIVER AT COVINGTON, IN: 40.140038, -87.406680
SUGAR CREEK AT THORNTOWN, IN: 40.139194, -86.604806
PRAIRIE CREEK NEAR LEBANON, IN: 40.104485, -86.522780
SUGAR CREEK AT CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN: 40.048931, -86.899452
WABASH RIVER AT MONTEZUMA, IN: 39.792538, -87.373905
BIG RACCOON CREEK NEAR FINCASTLE, IN: 39.812545, -86.953899
BIG RACCOON CREEK AT FERNDALE, IN: 39.711167, -87.071278
BIG RACCOON CREEK AT COXVILLE, IN: 39.652539, -87.293628
WABASH RIVER AT TERRE HAUTE, IN: 39.475870, -87.418909
WABASH RIVER AT RIVERTON, IN: 39.020320, -87.568634
BUSSERON CREEK NEAR CARLISLE, IN: 38.974210, -87.425853
WABASH RIVER AT MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT VINCENNES, IN: 38.681436, -87.535299
WHITE RIVER AT MUNCIE, IN: 40.204210, -85.387193
WHITE RIVER AT ANDERSON, IN: 40.105278, -85.671389
WHITE RIVER AT RAIBLE AVENUE AT ANDERSON, IN: 40.110597, -85.710810
WHITE RIVER AT NOBLESVILLE, IN: 40.046981, -86.017207
CICERO CREEK AT TIPTON, IN: 40.276982, -86.042487
CICERO CREEK AT ARCADIA, IN: 40.174482, -86.000540
STONY CREEK AT FISHERSBURG, IN: 40.066150, -85.863036
STONY CREEK NEAR NOBLESVILLE, IN: 40.028925, -85.995539
WHITE RIVER AT 146TH ST NEAR NOBLESVILLE, IN: 40.000314, -86.022485
WHITE RIVER NEAR NORA, IN: 39.910595, -86.105542
WHITE RIVER AT RAVENSWOOD, IN: 39.891667, -86.121944
HOLLY CREEK ABOVE 86TH STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.916667, -86.150556
WHITE RIVER AT BROAD RIPPLE, IN: 39.871707, -86.141099
WHITE RIVER BELOW DAM AT BROAD RIPPLE, IN: 39.874207, -86.140821
WILLIAMS CREEK AT 96TH STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.926984, -86.172211
WHITE RIVER AT INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, IN: 39.831153, -86.185544
CROOKED CREEK AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.829764, -86.206100
FALL CREEK NEAR FORTVILLE, IN: 39.954762, -85.867480
SAND CREEK AT 116TH STREET AT FISHERS, IN: 39.956944, -85.989167
MUD CREEK AT FISHERS, IN: 39.939444, -85.999722
FALL CREEK AT MILLERSVILLE, IN: 39.851985, -86.087486
WHITE RIVER AT MICHIGAN STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.774765, -86.189710
POGUES RUN ABOVE DAM INDIANAPOLIS: 39.797264, -86.098874
POGUES RUN AT VERMONT STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.772265, -86.139431
WHITE RIVER AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.737266, -86.168876
PLEASANT RUN AT ARLINGTON AV AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.775876, -86.063873
GERMANIA CREEK AT WEST STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.724722, -86.167778
EAGLE CREEK AT ZIONSVILLE, IN: 39.946429, -86.260270
EAGLE CREEK AT 79TH STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.895556, -86.290833
SCHOOL BRANCH AT MALONEY ROAD NEAR BROWNSBURG, IN: 39.885778, -86.355444
SCHOOL BRANCH AT CR750N AT BROWNSBURG, IN: 39.872583, -86.361528
SCHOOL BRANCH AT NOBLE DRIVE AT BROWNSBURG, IN: 39.846944, -86.346500
EAGLE CREEK BELOW RESERVOIR AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.821987, -86.303881
EAGLE CREEK AT CLERMONT, IN: 39.814488, -86.305270
FARLEY CREEK ABOVE 10TH STREET AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.780556, -86.285833
EAGLE CREEK AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.777821, -86.250267
LITTLE EAGLE CREEK AT SPEEDWAY, IN: 39.787543, -86.228600
EAGLE CREEK AT RAYMOND ST AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.735000, -86.196667
WHITE R. AT STOUT GEN. STN. AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.714489, -86.200543
LICK CREEK AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.705878, -86.103596
DERBYSHIRE CK ABOVE MCFARLAND RD AT SOUTHPORT, IN: 39.674167, -86.115556
LITTLE BUCK CREEK NEAR INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 39.666712, -86.196377
WHITE LICK CREEK NEAR BROWNSBURG, IN: 39.865500, -86.394778
WHITE LICK CREEK AT MOORESVILLE, IN: 39.608769, -86.382028
WHITE RIVER NEAR CENTERTON, IN: 39.497548, -86.400550
WHITE RIVER AT SPENCER, IN: 39.281156, -86.762228
BIG WALNUT CREEK NEAR ROACHDALE, IN: 39.816157, -86.753340
PLUM CREEK NEAR BAINBRIDGE, IN: 39.761713, -86.729451
BIG WALNUT CREEK NEAR REELSVILLE, IN: 39.535877, -86.976124
MILL CREEK NEAR CATARACT, IN: 39.433556, -86.763389
MILL CREEK NEAR MANHATTAN, IN: 39.487544, -86.924734
EEL RIVER AT BOWLING GREEN, IN: 39.382820, -87.020568
WHITE RIVER AT NEWBERRY, IN: 38.927547, -87.011397
SMOTHERS CREEK NR PLAINVILLE, IN: 38.812000, -87.130083
WHITE RIVER NEAR EDWARDSPORT, IN: 38.795056, -87.241861
BIG BLUE RIVER AT CARTHAGE, IN: 39.743934, -85.575808
LITTLE BLUE RIVER AT SHELBYVILLE, IN: 39.525604, -85.763312
BIG BLUE RIVER AT SHELBYVILLE, IN: 39.528659, -85.782202
SUGAR CREEK AT NEW PALESTINE, IN: 39.714211, -85.885536
BUCK CREEK AT ACTON, IN: 39.656990, -85.957482
YOUNGS CREEK NEAR EDINBURGH, IN: 39.418940, -86.004989
SUGAR CREEK NEAR EDINBURGH, IN: 39.360917, -85.998083
DRIFTWOOD RIVER NEAR EDINBURGH, IN: 39.339218, -85.986382
FLATROCK RIVER NEAR RALEIGH, IN: 39.729167, -85.365000
FLATROCK RIVER NR RUSHVILLE, IN: 39.604167, -85.444167
FLATROCK RIVER AT ST. PAUL, IN: 39.417549, -85.634142
FLATROCK RIVER AT COLUMBUS, IN: 39.235051, -85.926660
EAST FORK WHITE RIVER AT COLUMBUS, IN: 39.200052, -85.925546
HAW CREEK AT HOPE, IN: 39.303940, -85.774706
HAW CREEK NEAR CLIFFORD, IN: 39.267829, -85.856100
HAW CREEK AT EAST COLUMBUS, IN: 39.200278, -85.909444
CLIFTY CREEK AT HARTSVILLE, IN: 39.274773, -85.701647
CLIFTY CREEK NEAR COLUMBUS, IN: 39.185330, -85.874987
EAST FORK WHITE RIVER AT SEYMOUR, IN: 38.982553, -85.899144
MUSCATATUCK RIVER NEAR DEPUTY, IN: 38.804223, -85.673855
BRUSH CREEK NEAR NEBRASKA, IN: 39.070331, -85.486077
VERNON FORK MUSCATATUCK RIVER AT VERNON, IN: 38.976443, -85.619690
EAST FORK WHITE RIVER NEAR BEDFORD, IN: 38.770330, -86.409712
NORTH FORK SALT CREEK AT NASHVILLE, IN: 39.201417, -86.247111
SALT CREEK NEAR HARRODSBURG, IN: 39.004944, -86.509194
EAST FORK WHITE RIVER AT SHOALS, IN: 38.666996, -86.791943
BEAVER CREEK NEAR SHOALS, IN: 38.673107, -86.744997
LOST RIVER NEAR PROSPECT, IN: 38.581165, -86.598880
LICK CREEK AT PAOLI, IN: 38.555833, -86.475833
FRENCH LICK CREEK AT FRENCH LICK, IN: 38.541389, -86.612500
WHITE RIVER ABOVE PETERSBURG, IN: 38.528382, -87.253902
WHITE RIVER AT PETERSBURG, IN: 38.510882, -87.289458
WHITE RIVER AT HAZLETON, IN: 38.489770, -87.550023
PATOKA RIVER NEAR CUZCO, IN: 38.442000, -86.714159
PATOKA RIVER AT JASPER, IN: 38.413665, -86.876664
PATOKA RIVER AT WINSLOW, IN: 38.380328, -87.216675
PATOKA RIVER NEAR PRINCETON, IN: 38.390324, -87.548911
WABASH RIVER AT MT. CARMEL, IL: 38.398333, -87.756389
WABASH RIVER AT NEW HARMONY, IN: 38.131990, -87.940308
BIG CREEK NEAR WADESVILLE, IN: 38.083111, -87.769639
GRAND CALUMET RIVER AT INDUSTRIAL HWY AT GARY, IN: 41.607814, -87.393651
DEEP RIVER AT LAKE GEORGE OUTLET AT HOBART, IN: 41.536148, -87.256980
DEEP RIVER NEAR LIVERPOOL, IN: 41.565556, -87.294444
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER NEAR LAKE STATION, IN: 41.572500, -87.299444
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT PORTER, IN: 41.621705, -87.086978
SALT CREEK AT VALPARAISO, IN: 41.464722, -87.070556
TRAIL CREEK AT MICHIGAN CITY, IN: 41.716707, -86.859751
TRAIL CREEK AT MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR, IN: 41.722817, -86.904197
PIGEON CREEK NR ANGOLA, IN: 41.634495, -85.109691
PIGEON RIVER NEAR SCOTT, IN: 41.748940, -85.576375
NB ELKHART RIVER AT COSPERVILLE, IN: 41.481716, -85.475537
ELKHART RIVER AT GOSHEN, IN: 41.593383, -85.848606
ST. JOSEPH RIVER AT ELKHART, IN: 41.691716, -85.975000
JUDY CREEK NEAR SOUTH BEND, IN: 41.728659, -86.262785
FISH CREEK AT HAMILTON, IN: 41.532273, -84.903573
ST. JOSEPH RIVER NEAR NEWVILLE, IN: 41.385328, -84.801626
CEDAR CREEK AT 18TH STREET AT AUBURN, IN: 41.360050, -85.049135
CEDAR CREEK NEAR CEDARVILLE, IN: 41.218938, -85.076359
ST. JOSEPH RIVER NEAR FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.167389, -85.074083
ST. JOSEPH R AT PARNELL AV AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.108889, -85.125639
ST. MARYS RIVER AT DECATUR, IN: 40.848103, -84.937744
ST. MARYS RIVER NEAR FORT WAYNE, IN: 40.987826, -85.111914
ST. MARYS RIVER AT MAIN ST. AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.078659, -85.154416
SPY RUN CREEK NEAR PARK DRIVE AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.104771, -85.157749
MAUMEE RIVER AT COLUMBIA ST AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.081944, -85.132222
MAUMEE RIVER AT TECUMSEH STREET AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.084944, -85.122333
MAUMEE RIVER AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.082548, -85.115248
MAUMEE RIVER AT COLISEUM BLVD AT FORT WAYNE, IN: 41.079771, -85.087470
MAUMEE RIVER AT NEW HAVEN, IN: 41.085049, -85.022190
BLACK CREEK NEAR HARLAN, IN: 41.183083, -84.869694
KANKAKEE RIVER AT DAVIS, IN: 41.389639, -86.706167
YELLOW RIVER AT PLYMOUTH, IN: 41.340322, -86.304450
YELLOW RIVER NEAR OAK GROVE, IN: 41.271389, -86.466667
YELLOW RIVER AT KNOX, IN: 41.302820, -86.620570
YELLOW RIVER NEAR BREMS, IN: 41.306667, -86.737500
KANKAKEE RIVER AT DUNNS BRIDGE, IN: 41.220039, -86.968356
KANKAKEE RIVER NR KOUTS, IN: 41.253928, -87.033914
KANKAKEE RIVER AT SHELBY, IN: 41.182813, -87.340310
IROQUOIS RIVER AT RENSSELAER, IN: 40.933371, -87.128911
IROQUOIS RIVER NEAR FORESMAN, IN: 40.870593, -87.306691
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER NEAR HAMMOND, IN: 41.568369, -87.474485
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT HIGHLAND, IN: 41.569480, -87.461429
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT MUNSTER, IN: 41.577500, -87.522222
GRAND CALUMET RIVER AT HOHMAN AV AT HAMMOND, IN: 41.624480, -87.518098
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT BURR STREET AT GARY, IN: 41.560592, -87.401983

While the Hoosier State is definitely known primarily for its racing, farmland, and college sports, there is certainly no shortage of water activities to enjoy. The landscape is generously laced with rivers and streams, and dotted with dozens of lakes and ponds. From the White River which runs through the center of Indiana, to the Maumee which barely peeks into the eastern edge, to the Blue all the way to the south, you’d be hard pressed to drive any significant distance without running into some water. This is great news for anglers, of course!

Indiana boasts a wide range of fish species, including largemouth bass (the state fish), bluegill, musky, northern pike, brook, brown, and rainbow trout, walleye, sturgeon, and many more. The state offers year-round fishing of most species, although there are some restrictions on stream trout, so make sure you’re fully aware of all rules and regulations before setting out on your trip. For example, all trout streams are catch and release from January 1 through April 14. Inland trout bag limit is five per day, with a 7-inch minimum, and no more than one brown trout. Other limits apply for various individual lakes throughout the state, so read the rules carefully.

​Where to Go?

Depending upon where you’re traveling (or where you live), you have a number of fly fishing options in various areas of the state.

East Fork Whitewater River

It’s true that Indiana is not known for its extensive trout fishing opportunities, but if you go about an hour and a half southeast of Indianapolis you’ll find a pleasant surprise. In Brookville, IN, the East Fork Whitewater River feeds into a reservoir. The waters released through the Brookville Lake Dam create a two-mile tailrace that is stocked with browns and rainbow. The chill waters at the bottom of the reservoir allow for a population that normally wouldn’t survive in that area to flourish.

As with any tailwater fishery, you need to keep an eye on water flow rates. Also, unlike with some dam-created fisheries, Brookville does not have a warning siren when they’re going to release water, so if you notice the levels rising you need to move to the banks quickly.

Overall, Brookville at the East Fork Whitewater River is a great opportunity for the true trout fly fisherman – populations are hefty, and it’s easy to find; simply follow State Road 52 (Brookville Road) into Brookville. Don’t forget to check conditions before you head out, as you don’t want to waste a trip if water levels are unfavorable.

Sugar Creek

Those looking for some angling action on the western side of the state won’t be disappointed. This charming, scenic, winding little creek runs from about Kempton, IN, lazily meandering in little curves and bends all the way – approximately 93 miles – to just north of Montezuma. The creek is home to 71 fish species, although for fly fishermen the smallmouth bass is the most common target – and they’re rumored to run big, with 20+ inchers not uncommon. That’s good news because you can’t keep them unless they’re at least that length, and you’re allowed to keep one per day.

There are a couple of things to remember when you visit Sugar Creek – much of the bank area is actually private property, so be considerate if you need to move to the side for any reason. One of those reasons that may arise is that there is quite a bit of canoe traffic in the warmer months, so keep an eye out.

Access to the creek is no problem if you go a bit southwest of Crawfordsville to the Sugar Creek Public Fishing Area. This 12.5 acre reserve features parking, lots of trees, and an improved path to the creek. The site is not intended for boat access, but for wading anglers. Alternatively you could travel a bit northwest of Crawfordsville to the Darlington covered bridge.

Lake Michigan

The thought of fly fishing in the southwestern portion of this Great Lake is a bit unorthodox, but with your own boat or a guide who provides the boat, you can land some truly remarkable specimens. Coho salmon, steelhead, and lake trout are all a possibility out on the big waters, and we’re not talking itty bitty ones, either. Don’t discount this unique fly fishing challenge. There’s nothing quite like being smack dab in the middle of the beauty of the lake, and being able to engage in your favorite hobby at the same time is icing on the cake. There is angling to be done all year round on Lake Michigan, with different fish biting at different times of the year.

​When to Go?

There’s year-round fishing permitted in Indiana, so you’ll want to pay attention to the hatches. For Brookville and other central Indiana locations, hatches are as follows:

  • Blue-winged olive – April through September
  • Caddis – April through September
  • Trico – June through August
  • Terrestrials – July through September
  • Sulphurs – May to June
  • Sow bugs – April through October

Sugar Creek fish are biting best from March through mid-November, and mid-morning to late afternoon will yield the most plentiful results.

If you’re planning on some Lake Michigan fly fishing action, November through March will yield Coho salmon, brown trout, and steelhead. For smallmouth bass and carp, April and early May, and then July through September are your best bet. June through August bring the freshwater drum, and November to early December offer sizable lake trout. These spawning fish are most easily caught when the water is clear and conditions are normal, and respond well to a slow and steady presentation.

​What You Will Need When You Get There

Standard gear is a must – waders, a hat that protects your face from the hot summer sun, rain jacket, a wide variety of flies and a couple different weights of rigs depending upon your prey, sunblock, bug spray, and basic accessories like nippers and forceps.

If you’re going to venture out in the wintertime, add gloves, wool socks, and a protective hat to your list. Don’t go overboard on the socks, as a bit of wiggle room inside your boots actually increases warmth via ample circulation.

For Sugar Creek you’ll want about a 9-foot leader on a 9-foot 6 weight rod with a 3X tippet. Use freshwater bass fly line for your floating line, sink tip fly line for your sinking, and streamers (slow and deep is the technique you want when the temperature is on the lower side). If you’re bringing a watercraft, drift boats are the recommendation for higher flows.

For the East Fork Whitewater River you’ll want a 9-foot leader with a 6X tippet, and a 9-foot 4 weight rod equipped with trout line. Flies should include scud, egg, caddis, and woolly bugger. Midges may also be desirable depending upon the time of year.

At the Brookville tailwaters, nymphs and wet flies bring effective results. During midge and mayfly hatches the fish will sometimes come to the surface, making it lucrative to drift a nymph or a midge dry to bring them up. Woolly buggers or clousers can attract larger specimens, as can a smaller streamer.

Out on Lake Michigan you’ll need some heft, as the fish are much larger than in the rivers and streams. Take a 9-foot 8 weight rod with a 9-foot leader and 0X tippet, with striper fly line for floating and cool water full sink fly line for your sinking line. Streamers are a must out here and will help you land the steelhead and salmon. You’ll definitely want a boat with a motor – rowboats, canoes, etc. are highly discouraged because of the lake’s sometimes volatile tendencies. A lake of this size should really be treated like an ocean.

Of course you will also need a fishing license from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The resident cost is $17, and non-resident $35. Both residents and non-residents will pay $11 per year for trout/salmon stamp privilege, while seniors over the age of 64 can purchase a fish for life license for $17. Disabled American veterans can get a combination hunting/fishing license for $2.75 per year. Minors under the age of 18 do not need a license or a trout/salmon stamp in order to fish Indiana waters.

​Conclusion

Indiana is full of natural wonder, with its abundant rivers and streams, and access to Lake Michigan. Although the trout options are limited, the state gives you the opportunity to hone your skills catching bass, carp, bluegill, and other non-traditional species on the fly. Whether you’re going for a day or a week, you’ll find an ample range of public fishing locations that you can navigate on your own, or take along a guide who knows every single hole, riffle, and pool.

Don’t forget to check out some of the other waters, like the White River, Blue River, and Kankakee to the far northwest. Most importantly, have fun exploring the beautiful landscapes and waterways of this beautiful Midwestern state!