Rainbow trout are coming to Maple Lake in Terre Haute.

The DNR, in cooperation with Terre Haute Parks and Recreation, will stock the trout at the city nature park lake at the corner of U.S. 41 and Maple Avenue no later than April 1.

“The city has shown a real commitment to fishing and other outdoor activities by seeking grants and expanding its city park system,” said DNR fisheries biologist David Kittaka.

In fall 2011, the DNR stocked channel catfish in the 11-acre lake to provide additional fishing opportunities. A new DNR boat ramp was installed in fall 2012. The lake is restricted to boats with electric motors.

Indiana-licensed anglers fishing for trout are required to have an $11 trout/salmon privilege stamp. Anglers also can fish for trout for one day by purchasing a one-day fishing license for $9, which includes one-day trout/salmon fishing privileges. All can be purchased at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5330.htm or anywhere licenses else are sold.

The daily bag limit for trout is five. The minimum size limit is 7 inches.             

The inland trout program is funded through the trout stamp.

Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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