Fishing in Indiana

Indiana offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill sets. Purchase your fishing license online, and plan your next family trip.

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Top Fishing Spots in Indiana

Eagle Creek Park
Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the U.S. This is a popular place for families with kids who want to fish.
Riverside Park
This is a great place for children to learn to fish, where first-timers can catch large and smallmouth bass, crappie, and catfish.
Summit Lake State Park
Families can find excellent fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish. Boat rentals are available including paddle boats, row boats and canoes.
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Common Catches in Indiana

Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish
This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).
Redear Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Like the bluegill and other sunfishes, the redear sunfish is and excellent panfish with white, flaky meat.
Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Lake Trout
Lake Trout
The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.

Types of Fishing in Indiana

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing provides anglers an opportunity to go fishing during the winter months.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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