Department of Natural Resources

Fishing Regulations

If you are looking for Indiana Fishing Regulations for:

Black Bass

General Fishing Regulations

Inland Trout

Lake Michigan & Tributaries

the Ohio River

Reptiles and Amphibians

Statewide Size & Bag Limits

they've got it covered for you.

Plus the Indiana Fishing Regulation Guide is now available on eRegulations, a third-party online service. The Indiana Fishing Regulation Guide is a summary of Indiana fishing regulations. It is designed as a service to anglers and is not intended to be a complete digest of all fishing regulations. Most regulations are subject to change by administrative rule.

There is a combined bag limit of 6 walleye or sauger and a size limit of 16 inches for walleye in all of district 10, except Wolf Lake in Lake County where it is 14 inches. The size limit is reduced to 14 inches for walleye caught south of State Road 26 which is about half way down the state.

For more information visit their website at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2347.htm

Hunting and Trapping Seasons

2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons have been established. Further, the deer reduction zone boundaries are subject to change and will be released at a later date. For interactive digital editions and PDF editions to download to your computer, smartphone, or tablet visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2343.htm.

Safety Education Classes

If you are looking for outdoor safety education courses you can visit the following sites or go to the Department of Natural Resources web site at http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm.

Indiana Boater Education Courses will provide instruction in general information concerning boats and maintenance, what to do in emergencies, how to make your experience safe and enjoyable, and the laws pertaining to watercraft operation.

Indiana Hunter Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use and handling while hunting, as well as in the home, hunter ethics and responsibility, game identification, and conservation management. Anyone born after December 31, 1986 is required to be certified in Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license.

Indiana Snowmobile Education Courses will provide instruction in general information concerning snowmobiles and maintenance, what to do in emergencies, how to make your experience safe and enjoyable, and the laws pertaining to snowmobile and off-road vehicle operation.

Indiana Trapper Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of the history and benefits of trapping, trapper ethics and responsibility, choosing and preparing equipment, types of furbearers, and making sets.

Waterfowl seasons

Migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting dates are set by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Indiana and other states. Dates are usually available mid- to late-August.

DNR Waterfowl Seasons

DNR Waterfowl & Migratory Game Birds