Free Fishing Weekend

This weekend, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources invites you to fish for free! This Saturday and Sunday, you can fish without a state fishing license at all Indiana Lakes.

“Indiana residents that normally would be required to purchase a fishing license are exempt from buying that license for these two days only,” explained Conservation Officer, Keith Wildeman. “All other regulations, bag limits and size limits, do apply. If you continue from there, a resident fishing license is only $17.00. A license is required for anyone once they turn 18. Kids 17 and younger are exempt.”

Wildeman was asked how the fishing has been in Starke County.

“Folks are starting to catch some bluegill, perch, and walleye. Fishing season is a little behind what it normally is just because of the water levels and water temperatures. We haven’t had any stable conditions for fish to turn on, but they are picking up a few here and there.”