How to Become a Fishing Guide in Indiana

A fishing guide license is needed to operate in Indiana. You also will need a boating license to carry passengers on a boat, and expect periodic boat inspections from the Division of Law Enforcement.

Indiana Fishing

Indiana Fishing Guide Requirements

  • Get the necessary license from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Annual fee for fishing guide’s license, resident or nonresident: $100
  • License expires December 31th. License is valid for one year.
  • Licenses may be purchased online, by mail, or through a vendor.
  • Online payment is accepted with Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
  • Online applicants need to register and create an account on the Web site.

Application Submission

Submit your license application online.


Indiana Government Center South
402 W. Washington St., Room W160

Indianapolis, IN  46204-2739
(317) 232-4200

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