Fawn River State Fish Hatchery in Orland will soon become Indiana’s primary producer of larger, older walleye fingerlings for the state’s hatchery system. The change in production will meet anglers’ growing need for better walleye fishing in northern Indiana.
The hatchery will increase its walleye production from 120,000 2-inch fish to approximately 30,000 6-inch fish starting in 2021. The 120,000 smaller walleye previously produced will be transferred to Driftwood State Fish Hatchery in Vallonia.
The larger fish, although fewer in number, are expected to have much better survival rates once stocked into northern Indiana lakes and rivers.
Indiana’s state fish hatcheries will continue to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of Hoosier anglers.