DNR recently completed its annual stocking of striped bass and hybrid striped bass across several lakes in Indiana.
DNR staff stocked more than 125,000 2-inch striped bass fingerlings in four southern Indiana public lakes and more than 134,000 2-inch hybrid striped bass fingerlings in nine lakes throughout the state. The stockings met or exceeded DNR’s 2021 stocking goals for the two species.
Striped and hybrid striped bass were stocked in a number of lakes including Nyona Lake (Fulton County) – 1,040 hybrids
Indiana does not have the native sources to spawn striped and hybrid striped bass. DNR relies on commercial sources and state partners to supply fry for its hatchery system.
The fish stocked in 2021 should reach a fishable size of 14 inches in 2023 and begin to exceed 20 inches in 2024.