News Hoosier trout anglers can use

Indiana’s inland stream trout season opens Saturday at 6 a.m. local time.

By Saturday’s opening bell, Hoosier wildlife officials will have stocked about 23,000 rainbow trout in 17 streams across 12 different counties. Find out where at wildlife.IN.gov/5457.htm.

Indiana’s inland stream trout season opens Saturday.

The hatchery-reared trout are about 11 inches and, typically, not picky when slashing a bait.

According to Indiana fishery officials the bag limit for trout in inland waters other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries is five fish per day; minimum seven inch length. No more than one can be a brown. 

Social distancing is required and so is a fishing license and trout/salmon stamp but if you have a license and stamp from the 2019-20 season hold on to it because by way of Indiana Executive Order, 2019-20, annual licenses and stamps, including fishing licenses and trout/salmon stamps, are valid until May 22, 2020.

For up to date information about COVID-19, including how far anglers should stay from one another, visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19.

Tight Line Dreaming

In Nashville, Tenn., last night and stopped by Fly South www.flysouth.net on 19th Ave. South. It’s a good, full service fly shop.

They were hosting Justin Hartman, outfitter, guide and owner of Tight Line Adventures www.tightlinemontana.com out of Dillon, Mont., where he said they regularly fish the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson, Madison and Ruby rivers along with a handful of spring creeks.

Busiest times: Memorial Day to Labor Day. Best times: Depends. But can start as early as March and go as late as mid November.

No, I didn’t book trip. Yes, I wanted to.