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Indiana DNR has stocked Indiana’s waterways with fish. 

This year the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked Indiana waterways with walleye and saugeye; which are fish known for being excellent table fare as well as the skill it takes to catch them.

Because there is no natural reproduction of walleye and saugeye in most of Indiana, the DNR runs a program to spawn and stock these fish every spring across multiple waterways for anglers to catch.

Local bodies of water that have been stocked include Patoka Lake in Orange, Dubois, and Crawford County stocked with Walleye fry, and Huntingburg Lake in Dubois County stocked with Saugeye fingerlings.

The statewide bag limit for walleye, sauger, and saugeye is six fish per day, in combination. 

For walleye, the minimum size limit is 14 inches for waters south of State Road 26 and 16 inches for waters north of S.R. 26. 

Exceptions to the walleye size limit are Bass Lake and Wolf Lake, where the minimum is 14 inches; Lake George, where the minimum is 15 inches; and Wall Lake, where the minimum is 16 inches with a two-fish daily bag limit.

There is no size limit on sauger or saugeye except on Huntingburg Lake, Glenn Flint Lake, Sullivan Lake, and the Ohio River, where the minimum size limit is 14 inches.

To learn more about fishing for walleye and saugeye, visit in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/fishing/walleye-fishing/.
To learn more about fish stocking in Indiana, visit bit.ly/INFishStocking

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