Anglers can enjoy extended trout fishing this spring on five northern Indiana streams thanks to additional stockings from the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The five streams are Pigeon River in Steuben and LaGrange counties, Turkey Creek in LaGrange County, Little Elkhart River in Elkhart County, Little Kankakee River in LaPorte County and Potato Creek in St. Joseph County.
Pigeon River, Turkey Creek and Little Elkhart River will be stocked for the weekends of May 12-13 and May 26-27, Memorial Day weekend.
Little Kankakee River and Potato Creek will be stocked only for Memorial Day weekend.
DNR will stock Pigeon River at Steuben County Road 175 North and at County Line Road. Turkey Creek will be stocked at LaGrange County Road 150 North. These locations are in Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area.
DNR will stock Little Elkhart River at Bonneyville Mill County Park.
DNR will stock Little Kankakee River at LaPorte County Road 100 South and State Road 4.
Potato Creek will be stocked in Potato Creek State Park near the paved bicycle trail creek crossing. Parking is available at the West lot. Anglers targeting trout in Potato Creek must hike or bike about one mile along the bicycle trail to get to the fish, but will be rewarded with unrestricted access along a naturally scenic stream.
Although these streams are the only to receive additional trout in May, fish from the initial releases in late April are still available in most of northern Indiana's trout streams. For a list of all 2012 trout stocking locations visit dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/3622.htm
For additional information, call (260) 829-6241.