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Northern Indiana River Tailwaters Offer Walleye Fishing

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says walleye fishing opportunities abound in river tailwaters below major dams throughout northern Indiana.

River walleyes begin to migrate upstream by mid-March in search of spawning habitat. Where blocked by dams, they congregate in large numbers.

DNR fisheries biologist Neil Ledet says avid walleye anglers have fished these areas for years and the agency wants to encourage other fishermen to give it try.

The agency says the best locations include the Tippecanoe River below the Oakdale Dam near Monticello, the St. Joseph River below the Elkhart Dam in Elkhart County, and the Salamonie River below the Salamonie Dam in Wabash County, and in Fort Wayne, the Maumee River below the Hosey Dam and the St. Joseph River below the dam at Johnny Appleseed Park. 

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