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Fishing in Indiana: Anglers' Favorite Catches

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016 03:57 PM

From bass to muskies, salmon to trout, Indiana has some awesome fishing in its many lakes and rivers, streams, and ponds. The state borders Lake Michigan, which is home to some giant fish, and also has the Ohio River running through it.

"Our lakes, reservoirs, rivers, creeks and ponds are all set to offer up some fabulous fishing. You job is to take advantage of it," Game & Fish magazine said about angling in Indiana. "Whether you love fishing for springtime bluegills or fall Chinook salmon, Indiana features some of the best fishing around. If you would rather chase muskies or smallmouth bass, we have that covered, too. Crappies? No problem. Catfish? We have unbeatable fishing for channels, flatheads and blue cats."

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One of the most popular sport fish to catch in Indiana is the muskellunge, or "musky." There is even an annual musky fishing classic held in the state each summer. These freshwater fish can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds, although the average musky is between 28 and 48 inches. To catch one in Indiana you must have a proper fishing license and the fish must be at least 36 inches long. There is a one per day bag limit.

Bass fishing is also excellent in Indiana with largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted species present in numerous lakes and reservoirs across the state. One of the best places to fish for bass is Lake Monroe, which is the largest lake in Indiana, covering around 10,750 acres. There are nine launching ramps and numerous coves, providing for sublime bass fishing. Largemouths are the main bass species found here, although there are also some spotted bass in this lake.

Trout is another choice fish to catch in Indiana, but doing so comes with more restrictions. There are not only specific seasons, but also special permits are required to catch trout in certain areas. For instance, on inland streams, trout can only be caught between the last Saturday in April and Dec. 31, according to Indiana's Department of Natural Resources. Fishing for trout in Lake Michigan comes with different requirements.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before fishing.

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