Trout Stocking Seasons:
See map and description of each state-designated trout area. Anglers may fish for and harvest trout any time during the year, unless otherwise specified by area.
Method of Taking:
Daily & Size Limits:
No person shall have in his possession in the field more than one daily limit of any trout species. After the first day, no person shall have more than 12 rainbow trout and 12 brown trout in his or her possession, except at the Lower Mountain Fork River and Lower Illinois River where the possession limit for brown trout is two. Nonresidents shall not have more than two days’ limit of any trout species upon leaving the state.
Fishing tackle made by fly-tying or artificial lures made of wood, metal, glass, feathers, hair, synthetic fibers or hard plastic and barbless hooks only. The use of any substance, including soft plastics, in combination with restricted fishing tackle is prohibited.
Trout Stocking & Fishing Report
To see a general schedule for trout stocking and fishing reports, please visit wildlifedepartment.com/fishing/trout_stock_schedule.htm and
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.