With the weather starting to warm up, it's about time to bring out your ole fishin' pole and cast a line out in the water.

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Now, I am a Warrick County boy, so I have a little bit of experience fishing in those parts. If you're looking for a new fishing hole, I want to share with you some of the best places in Warrick County to go fishing.

If you're looking for a quick trip to walk around a lake to see what you can catch, I suggest trying these spots out:

1. Boonville City Lake

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2. Chandler Park

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3. Newburgh Sports Park

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Now, if you are an avid fisher, like myself, there are some places that you want to go hit up using your boat or kayak. Warrick County offers a few public lakes that a perfect for doing just that.

1. Scales Lake

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2. Lynnville Park

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3. Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Reserve

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Here's a place that is perfect for fishing on the banks or on a boat. My dad used to always take me to Yankeetown to go night fishing on the Ohio River for catfish as a child.

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I hope this helps gives you a few more ideas on places you can take your friends and family fishing this year. Remember, Indiana Fishing Licenses expire on March 31, 2017, so be sure to renew your license before you go!

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has an on-line licensing system where you can purchase your Indiana resident and non-resident fishing, hunting and trapping licenses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There is a 5 day grace period once you purchase a license to have it reprinted without a fee assessed. After that you will be charged a $3 fee to reprint a license.

Here are some quick links to find the area that you need. You can even purchase a licensing gift card. It’s a perfect gift for that fisherman in your life!

License Exemptions

A fishing license and trout and salmon stamp are NOT required for:

  • Indiana residents born before April 1, 1943. Such residents should carry their driver’s license or other identification to verify age and residency.
  • Residents and non-residents under age 18.
  • Residents who are legally blind.
  • Residents of a state-owned mental rehabilitation facility.
  • Residents of any licensed health care facility in Indiana taking part in a supervised fishing activity sponsored by the facility.
  • Fishing in a private pond that does not have ingress or egress of fish from public waters. However, an angler must have permission from the property owner to fish.
  • Residents of Indiana engaged in full-time military service while on approved military leave. However, the angler must carry leave orders and a valid Indiana driver’s license or voter registration card.
  • Resident owners or lessees of Indiana farmland who farm that land, their spouses and children living with them, while hunting, fishing or trapping on the farmland they own or lease. This exemption does not apply to land owned by a business, corporation or partnership unless the shareholders, partners, members or owners are comprised solely of an immediate family and farm that land. Farmland means means agricultural land that is devoted or best adaptable to the production of crops, fruits, timber or raising livestock, or is assess as agricultural land for property tax purposes.
  • Some non-resident landowners, while fishing in public waters from the farmland they own, according to the exemptions that their state provides to Indiana residents. See Fishing.IN.gov or call (317) 234-5191.