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Fish & Wildlife > Fishing > Fishing Guide & Regulations Fishing Guide & Regulations

2017-2018 Indiana Fishing Regulation GuideIndiana Fishing Guide

Fishing Information

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Lake Michigan

Indiana-Michigan Border Lakes

Indiana or Michigan residents fishing in any of the waters listed below and who possess a valid fishing license for either state, are permitted to fish in these lakes while following the laws and regulations of the state having jurisdiction over that portion of the lake.

  • Clear Lake – Indiana, St. Joseph Co./South Clear Lake – Michigan, Berrien Co.
  • Indiana Lake – Indiana, Elkhart Co./Michigan, Cass Co.
  • Fish Lake – Indiana, La Grange Co./Michigan, St. Joseph Co. Lake
  • Lake George – Indiana, Steuben Co./Michigan, Branch Co.
  • Long Lake -Indiana, Steuben Co./Michigan, Hillsdale Co.
Where do your fishing license dollars go? 

Funds from the sale of fishing licenses are used to conserve and manage fisheries resources in Indiana. Learn more about funding for fish and wildlife conservation and management in Indiana.

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