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Fish Stocking in Indiana

DNR hatcheries produce 16 different fish species for stocking throughout Indiana. District fisheries biologists evaluate fish populations to determine the best sites for stocking. Fish stockings are not done as a cure-all for poor fishing in a lake or stream.

The 2014-15 annual fish stocking database includes fish stocked from DNR hatcheries, commercially purchased fish and fish stocked by fishing clubs or groups with a DNR fish stocking permit. All data is current through Aug. 1, 2015.

As you know, it’s that time of year again. So gear up to fish at your favorite lakes here in Indiana, and good luck! Hopefully the website below will help give you the edge on what’s been stocked and where to fish for 2016.

DNR: Fish Stocking and State Hatcheries

Maggie Templeton – Conservation
Indiana Bass Federation