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All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in area lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Indiana

Trout Waters

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

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 18 lbs 8 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 15.5 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 29.3 lbs

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 37.55 lbs

Steelhead

Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead

World record: 42 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 26.62 lbs

Click the images and links above for species details.

Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

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.

Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.

Additional trout information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

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.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

Trout locations and info, by state.

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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.