Fishermen looking to reel in a catfish from Indiana’s waterways need to be aware of some rule changes that will go into effect soon.
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday gave final approval to rule changes that govern commercial fishing and sport fishing for catfish.
The new rules raise the minimum size on catfish from 10 to 13 inches and limit the number of large catfish that can be taken. Specifically, each fisherman can take no more than one catfish per day. Channel catfish considered a “keeper” must be at least 28 inches long, blue catfish at least 35 inches long, and flathead catfish at least 35 inches long.
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