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DNR website to help fishermen ID their catches

With around 200 different species of fish swimming in Indiana waters, even the experienced angler can occasionally net or hook into something that leaves them scratching their head.  

Now, anglers can snap a picture of their catch and email it to fishid@dnr.IN.gov. for identification.

Along with the photo, include the name of the body of water where it was caught, location (address, closest bridge, or other landmark) and date it was caught.  A biologist will get back to the angler with an identification.

Not only does this service assist angles, it can also help be provide valuable distribution for the species to the DNR.

View a complete list of Indiana fish species at in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/nongame-and-endangered-wildlife/fish-and-freshwater-mussels /fishes-of-indiana-list/