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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Fishing > Fishing Guide & Regulations Fishing Guide & Regulations

Indiana Fishing GuideThe 2015-16 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.

The eRegulations website has different privacy and security policies and contains advertising. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources neither endorses products or services listed or claims made; nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed.

To view a specific section of the online version, click on the links and icons below. This will take you to the appropriate section on the eRegulations website. For license exemptions, please refer to the fishing guide.

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 black bass regulationsinland trout regulationslake michigan and tributariesohio river regulationsgeneral regulationsreptiles and amphibians

Statewide Size and Bag Limits | Where to Fish

Indiana-Michigan Border Lakes

Residents of the state of Indiana or Michigan fishing in any of the waters listed below and who possess a valid fishing license for either state, are permitted to fish in these lakes while following the laws and regulations of the state having jurisdiction over that portion of the lake.

  • Clear Lake – Indiana, St. Joseph Co./South Clear Lake – Michigan, Berrien Co.
  • Indiana Lake – Indiana, Elkhart Co./Michigan, Cass Co.
  • Fish Lake – Indiana, La Grange Co./Michigan, St. Joseph Co. Lake
  • Lake George – Indiana, Steuben Co./Michigan, Branch Co.
  • Long Lake -Indiana, Steuben Co./Michigan, Hillsdale Co.

Where do your fishing license dollars go? 
Funds from the sale of fishing licenses are used to conserve and manage fisheries resources in Indiana. Click here to find out more about funding for fish and wildlife conservation and management in Indiana.

For a listing of current license fees, click here.

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