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Channel Catfish Stocked in Urban Fishing Lakes

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Dvision of Fish & Wildlife recently stocked Meadowland Park Pond in Carmel with some 100 channel catfish. This came as part of their efforts to stock selected urban fishing locations with more than 2,000 channel catfish ranging from 10 to 14 inches. A full list of the ponds and lakes where fish were stocked is listed below, with county listed in parentheses.

  • Diamond Valley Park Pond (Evansville, Vanderburgh) – 225 fish
  • Dobbs Park Pond (Terre Haute, Vigo) – 200 fish
  • Dubarry Park Ponds (Indianapolis, Marion) – 200 fish
  • Garvin Park Lake (Evansville, Vanderburgh) – 200 fish
  • Krannert Lake (Indianapolis, Marion) – 225 fish
  • Meadowlark Park Pond (Carmel, Hamilton) – 100 fish
  • Munger Park Pond (Lafayette, Tippecanoe) – 150 fish
  • Northeast Lakeside Pond (Fort Wayne, Allen) – 300 fish
  • Robinson Park Lake (Hobart, Lake) – 300 fish
  • Washington Township Park Pond # 2 (Avon, Hendricks) – 100 fish

These lakes receive three stockings total each spring, typically between late March and the first week of June.

The catfish daily bag limit is 10 per angler with no size restriction. DNR’s urban fishing program offers an exciting and safe way for families and anglers to experience the fun of fishing. Find out more about urban fishing opportunities and future stockings at wildlife.IN.gov/fishing/urban-fishing. Anglers 18 and older must have a valid Indiana fishing license to fish at these locations, but those 17 and younger do not. Licenses can be purchased at on.IN.gov/INhuntfish.