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Message from the Governor

North to south, east to west and everywhere in between, Hoosiers have a passion for fishing.

And with good reason.

It is a wholesome activity that can be done alone, with family or with friends. It’s a relaxing activity that affords endless hours of relaxation away from the daily grind. It’s a versatile activity that can be pursued on a farm pond, from the bank of a quiet creek or rushing river, from the front end of a johnboat on a small lake, or the back end of fully equipped charter boat on Lake Michigan.

And it is a productive activity when it puts food on the table.

If you are new to fishing, welcome. I hope you find some or all of the above to be true this summer.

If you are a veteran angler, you know the fun that awaits you.

Also, welcome back and thanks to you and everyone else who buys a fishing license.

It might seem like a simple act, but it is the cornerstone of Indiana’s conservation efforts. The license fee is used for no other purpose than the DNR’s management of fishing programs on your behalf. And federal matching dollars that come our way for every license bought add more support.

So, when you catch a bluegill or largemouth bass this year, or a trout or walleye, know that your small investment helped make it possible. Not just for you, but for hundreds of thousands of other Hoosiers who share your passion for fishing and the great outdoors.

Mike Pence

State of Indiana Governor

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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