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Striped and Hybrid Striped Bass Stocked in Indiana Lakes

The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife recently completed annual striped bass and hybrid striped bass stockings. More than 30,000 striped bass were added to two of southern Indiana’s largest public lakes, Brookville and Cecil M. Harden. In addition, more than 247,000 hybrid striped bass were added to 10 public lakes throughout the state.

The breakdown of lake stockings of striped and hybrid striped bass follows, with the respective counties listed in parentheses:

  • Worster Lake (St. Joseph) – 3,270 hybrids
  • Cedar Lake (Lake) – 7,810 hybrids
  • Lake Shafer (White) – 12,910 hybrids
  • Nyona Lake (Fulton) – 1,040 hybrids
  • Lake Freeman (Carroll and White) – 15,470 hybrids
  • Clare Lake (Huntington) – 420 hybrids
  • Shadyside Park Lake (Madison) – 1,575 hybrids
  • Cecil M. Harden Lake (Parke) – 15,233 striped bass
  • Brookville Lake (Union and Franklin) – 15,274 striped bass
  • Monroe Lake (Monroe and Brown) – 140,575 hybrids
  • Hardy Lake (Scott) – 10,000 hybrids
  • Patoka Lake (Dubois, Crawford, and Orange) – 54,000 hybrids

Hybrid striped bass production at East Fork Fish Hatchery exceeded the annual request for 2022. Surplus fish were stocked in Monroe, Hardy, Shadyside, and Patoka lakes. Fish were stocked as fingerlings, averaged 1.5 inches in length, and should reach a catchable size of 14 inches in 2024.

Indiana anglers can look forward to continued quality striped and hybrid striped bass fishing opportunities in the coming years. Learn more about fishing these species in Indiana here at

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