Thursday, June 13, 2019

Indiana: learn to fish with lures at Monroe Lake

Monroe Lake is hosting a free Fishing with Lures Workshop at Moores Creek State Recreation Area on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

The two-hour workshop will be run by Dave Kittaka, a DNR fisheries biologist and experienced angler. Participants will learn tips and techniques to successfully fish with lures, including practice casting a spinning combo they put together themselves.

Advance registration is required by June 25 at Space is limited to 16 people ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a registered adult.

The workshop will include information on different types of lures and how to use them, fish biology and habitat, and fishing regulations. During the last part of the workshop, participants can try their new skills with some shoreline fishing. All equipment will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

All participants age 18 and up must have a fishing license, which can be purchased in advance at

Moores Creek SRA is at the end of Shield Ridge Road in Bloomington. There is no entrance fee.

To view all DNR news releases, please see


Media contact: Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist, Paynetown Activity Center at Monroe Lake, 812-837-9967,