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Carroll County … Eller Pond
Southeast of Bringhurst on CR 50 East, south of CR 300 South
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish


Carroll County … Knop Lake
2 miles west of Owasco on CR 650 South
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish


Carroll County … Tippecanoe River
Below Lake Freeman, near Monticello along US 421, off CR 750 North, 0.25 miles south of Oakdale Dam
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Walleye


Carroll County … Wabash River
Take CR 900 North, 3.7 miles west of Burrows to CR 275 West, then 1 mile north to the bridge at French Post Park
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Catfish


Carroll County … Wildcat Creek
CR 500 South, east of SR 75 through Cutler, then north to Adams’s Mill
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Carroll County … Wildcat Creek
2 mile west of Owasco on CR 650 South
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Carroll County … Wildcat Creek
Northwest of SR 29 bridge at Burlington
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee - No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Cass County … Eel River
US 24 to CR 600 East, then north 0.5 miles to CR 150 North, then west to Adamsboro Bridge
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Cass County … Wabash River
3.2 miles west of Logansport on US 24, then 1.6 miles south on Georgetown Road
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Fulton County … Bruce Lake (245 acres)
2 miles northwest of SR 14 and SR 17
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Yellow Perch


Fulton County … Fletcher Lake (43 acres)
Near the intersection of CR 475 West and CR 900 South near Fletcher
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Fulton County … Lake Manitou (731 acres)
1 mile east of Rochester on SR 14 (second site on east side of the lake)
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie, Northern Pike


Fulton County … Nyona Lake (104 acres)
1 mile north of Fulton on SR 25, then 5 miles east on CR 650 South
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Hybrid Striped Bass


Fulton County … South Mud Lake (94 acres)
4 miles northeast of Fulton at CR 675 South and CR 250 East
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Fulton County … Tippecanoe River
Take CR 675 North, 0.5 miles west of Talma
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Fulton County … Tippecanoe River
3 miles north of Rochester on Old US 31 to CR 350 North to Menominee Public Fishing Area
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Fulton County … Tippecanoe River
Germany Bridge County on CR 375 West
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – No, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Jasper County … Iroquois River
Access at SR 114 bridge in Rensselaer
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Sauger


Lake County … Cedar Lake (781 acres)
2 miles east of US 41 at Cline Avenue in Cedar Lake
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Fee – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Carp, Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Yellow Perch
Cedar Lake is approximately a mile long by one-half mile wide at its broadest point.  It is a shallow lake with a maximum depth of 16 feet.  There is a boat launch on the north end of the lake just off Lake Shore Drive.  To fish Cedar Lake, you need a boat because of the shoreline is developed.


Lake County … Fancher Lake (10 acres)
In Crown Point at Lake County Fairgrounds
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Trout
Rainbow trout are stocked in the early spring.  According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the maximum depth of Fancher Lake has been measured at 40 feet.


Lake County … Kankakee River
LaSalle FWA; Ramp – SR 55
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee - No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye


Lake County … Wolf Lake (385 acres, Indiana / 419 acres, Illinois)
Located in Hammond
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – Yes
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Walleye
Boat ramp is access from North Calumet Avenue.  The Illinois portion of the lake is broken into five smaller impoundments separated by dikes.


LaPorte County … Clear Lake (106 acres
From US 35 / 39, north 1 mile on Truesdale Avenue, then 0.25 miles east
219-362-9600
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


LaPorte County … Fish Lake (275 acres)
Off SR 4, 3.5 miles east of SR 104
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Northern Pike, Walleye


LaPorte County ... Fox Memorial Park
Fox Park Drive & Truesdell Avenue
La Porte Parks & Recreation Department (Fox Memorial Park also includes Clear Lake)
219-326-9600
Shoreline fishing – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


LaPorte County … Hog Lake (59 acres)
2.5 miles north of Rolling Prairie on CR 700 North
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Good, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish
A small out-of-the-way lake … the property is managed by the Department of Natural Resources and offers free access.


LaPorte County … Kankakee River
Off River Road, 2 miles south of Hupp Road at Kingsbury FWA
219-393-3612
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye


LaPorte County … Luhr County Park (2 acres)
3178 South County Road 150 West
Shoreline fishing – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


LaPorte County … Pine & Stone Lakes (564 acres / 140 acres)
LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear
Pine Lake is “one lake”, but is usually referenced as to “North Pine” and “South Pine” due to the intersecting peninsula.


LaPorte County … Soldiers Memorial Park
Grangemouth Road & Waverly road
LaPorte Parks & Recreation Department
219-326-9600

Shoreline fishing – Yes
The park encompasses all of Stone Lake, 140 acres and all but 628 feet of shoreline.  Access is available to Stone Lake, Pine Lake, Crane Lake and Craven Pond.


LaPorte County … Tamarack Lake (20 acres)
At Kingsbury FWA
219-393-3612
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish


Marshall County … Dixon Lake (33 acres)
Southwest side of Plymouth, on Dixon Lake Trail, off Olive Trail
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie


Marshall County … Koontz Lake (346 acres)
SR 23 north to CR 700 North, then east to CR 200 East on Carlson Road
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish


Marshall County … Lake of the Wood (416 acres)
Southwest of Bremen on West Shore Drive
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye


Marshall County … Lake Maxinkuckee (1,854 acres)
2 miles north of SR 110 on Old SR 17
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, Yellow Perch


Marshall County … Lake Lawrence (61 acres)
2.5 miles south of Plymouth on Olive Trail
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Marshall County … Mill Pond Lake (168 acres)
6 miles south of Plymouth on SR 17, 0.25 miles east of CR 12
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Marshall County … Tippecanoe River
Off SR 331, 0.5 miles south of Old Tip Town
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Newton County …Iroquois River
South of Newton County Fairgrounds
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Catfish, Northern Pike


Newton County … J.C. Murphy Lake (1,100 acres)
Willow Slough FWA
219-285-2704
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Northern Pike


Porter County … Countryside Park (3 acres)
5250 US Highway 6 – Portage, IN 46368
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee - Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Porter County … Flint Lake
Ramp – Yes, Fee - No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear
Fishing by boat only.


Porter County … Indian Springs Park (small pond)
West of Fire Department / Public Works Building at 550 Beam Street

Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Porter County …. Lake Charles Park (small pond)
Washington & Vine Streets

Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Porter County … Long Lake (65 acres)
1 mile north of Valparaiso on West Long Lake Drive
Ramp – Yes, Motor – 10 HP, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear


Porter County … Loomis Lake (62 acres)
Rogers Lakewood Park, 4 miles north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road
219-402-5144
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie


Pulaski County … Bruce Lake (245 acres)
6 miles east of Winamac on CR 675 East
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie


Pulaski County … Tippecanoe River
Haschell Bridge, 2.5 miles north of Winamac
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Striped Bass


Pulaski County … Tippecanoe River
Winamac City Park, east of US 35 on Main Street
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Striped Bass


Pulaski County … Tippecanoe River
1.5 miles south of Winamac off US 35
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Striped Bass


Pulaski County … Tippecanoe River
At Pulaski FWA
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Striped Bass


Pulaski County … Tippecanoe River
1.5 miles southwest of Pulaski FWA on CR 450 West
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Catfish


St. Joseph County … North Chain “Bass” Lake (88 acres)
1 mile north of Lydick, at Lydick
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie


St. Joseph County … Pleasant Lake (106 acres)
South of Lakeville off US 31
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Crappie


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
St. Patrick’s Park
50651 Laurel Road – South Bend, IN
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – Yes
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
DNR Access Site, off Riverside Drive, south of Darden Road, South Bend
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – N
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Keller Park, of Riverside Drive, north of Angela Boulevard, South Bend
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Soldiers Menmorial Park, off Northside Boulevard, of IUSB, South Bend
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Lincoln Park, off Lincoln Way West East of Logan Street, Mishawaka
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
On Miami Island, north end of State Street off Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Margaret Prickett Marina Park, off Jefferson Boulevard, west of Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Mishawaka Merrifield Park off Mishawaka Avenue
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
Zappla Access Site, Intersection of SR 933 and Capital Avenue, Mishawaka
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
Twin Branch Dam, north end of Power Drive off SR 933, east of Capital Avenue, Mishawaka
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Accessible areas for persons with disabilities
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
At Mishawaka Central Park
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … St. Joseph River
Leeper Park, northwest of South Bend on Riverside Drive
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Salmon, Trout, Walleye


St. Joseph County … Worster Lake (327 acres)
4 miles east of North Liberty on SR 4 at Potato Creek
Ramp – Yes, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – Yes
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Trout


Starke County … Bass Lake (1,345 acres)
5 miles south of Knox
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye


Starke County … Kankakee River
North of English Lake on CR 650 west
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike


Starke County … Koontz Lake (346 acres)
Near the town of Koontz Lake, 4 miles north off US 30 off SR 23
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish


Starke County … Yellow River
West of SR 35 bridge in Wythogan Park
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye


Tippecanoe County … Fairfield Park (54 acres)
2 miles northeast of Dayton
765-567-2152
Ramp – No, Motor – Electric, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Catfish, Striped Bass, Trout


Tippecanoe County … Wabash River
2 miles north of Lafayette on Ferry Street
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


Tippecanoe County … Wildcat Creek
North Fork, east of Lafayette at junction of CR 200 South and CR 750 East
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Smallmouth Bass, Catfish


White County … Lake Freeman (1,547 acres)
SR 24 to Monticello, east on St. Mary’s Avenue
Ramp – Yes, Motor – I/O, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Hybrid Striped Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch


White County … Tippecanoe River
North of Monticello on Francis Street to Norway Dam
Ramp – No, Shoreline fishing – Yes, Fee – No
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill / Redear, Hybrid Striped Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch

 

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