Navigation Home Bass Catfish Crappie

Indiana Trout Fishing

Pick A LakePick A State

All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in Indiana lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Indiana

IN Trout Fishing Waters

There are plenty of rivers and streams with ample populations of trout. Here, we focus on lakes. Other than Lake Michigan, Brookville Lake and Cecil M Harden Lake trout fishing in Indiana lakes is limited to smaller lakes stocked with trout by the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife. You can see a list of the waters receiving trout stocking in Indiana.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Indiana Record Trout

The state record brook trout was caught at Lake Gage, the state record rainbow trout came from Clear Lake and the IN state record steelhead trout came form Trail Creek. Lake Michigan claims the state records for brown trout, lake trout and tiger trout.

Fishing for trout in Indiana

Fishing for steelhead in Indiana

Steelhead Fishing


World record: 42 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 26 lbs 9 oz

Fishing for trout in Indiana

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

IN State Record: 18 lbs 8 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

IN State Record: 3 lbs 15.5 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

IN State Record: 29 lbs 0 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 29 lbs 4 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


Learn the habits of trout

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Indiana waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Contribute IN Trout Fishing Knowledge

If you have information, articles or photos relating to trout fishing in Indiana, which you would like to see published here, please submit them for consideration.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Indiana!