Rainbow trout will be stocked at Fort Harrison State Park's Delaware Lake in Indianapolis in late March. The goal is to offer more urban residents an opportunity to fish, part of an effort by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The 700 rainbow trout measuring 8 to 10 inches will be added to the 7-acre lake, which offers good shoreline fishing access and ADA fishing facilities.
Gate admission to the park is $5 daily per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.
The DNR program will also increase trout fishing opportunities in Terre Haute next year, when a new park pond that opens for fishing this year at 500 Maple Avenue, will be stocked with trout.
With the new urban trout stocking initiative, some past trout stockings at Jackson Creek in Yellowwood State Forest (Brown County) and Little George Pit on Chinook State Fishing Area will be phased out after this year; however, both sites will be stocked with trout this year.
For more information regarding the changes to the trout stocking program, contact Brian Schoenung, DNR southern region fisheries supervisor, at bschoenung@dnr.IN.gov or (812) 279-1215.
In addition to a fishing license, anglers fishing for trout are required to have an $11 trout/salmon stamp. The stamp can be purchased at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov or anywhere licenses are sold. The inland trout program is funded through this stamp. Anglers also have the option to purchase a one-day fishing license for $9, which includes trout/salmon fishing privileges without the need to purchase the separate stamp. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the Fort Harrison State Park office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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