Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Indiana
All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in area lakes and streams.
There are plenty of rivers and streams with ample populations of trout. Here, we focus on lakes. Other than Lake Michigan, Brookville Lake and Cecil M Harden Lake trout fishing in Indiana lakes is limited to smaller lakes stocked with trout by the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife. You can see a list of the waters receiving trout stocking in Indiana.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 18 lbs 8 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 15.5 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 29.3 lbs
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 37.55 lbs
World record: 42 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 26.62 lbs
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Indiana Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout came from Clear Lake.
The state record brook trout was caught at Lake Gage.
Lake Michigan claims the state records for brown trout, lake trout and tiger trout.
The state record steelhead trout came form Trail Creek.
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Additional trout information
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
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Trout locations and info, by state.
Learn the habits of trout
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Indiana waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.